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Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This is the same old fashioned cream cheese pound cake you remember from back in the day. With just six ingredients it is pure and simple goodness.
4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Servings 16 people
Calories 455 kcal


  • cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups cake flour sifted


  • Blend butter and cream cheese with hand mixer or stand mixer just until well blended.
  • Gradually add sugar beating after each addition until light and fluffy. This will take 6-8 minutes total.
  • Add eggs, two at a time, beating just enough to blend well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla just until well blended.
  • Fold in cake flour by hand just until well blended.
  • Put batter in prepared pan and bake at 275 degrees. Begin checking for doness by inserting a toothpick in center after 1 hour and 15 minutes. As soon as pick comes out clean remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.


  • 3 sticks butter equals 1 and ½ cups.
  • Creaming step should be done at medium speed with stand mixer or medium high with hand mixer.
  • Pan should be prepared by greasing and flouring or using a cooking spray which contains both.
  • Pound cake can be made in tube pan, bundt pan or 2 loaf pans. 


Calories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 812IUCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pound cake, cream cheese
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