Cream Cheese Pound Cake is buttery, moist and delicious.
Easy to make with a box of yellow cake mix and a few additional ingredients.
Although delicious warm, tastes MUCH better after 24 hours in the fridge. Serve with or without frosting.
Pairs well with fruit, ice cream and whipped cream.
DISCLOSURE (SPONSORED): I used a complimentary box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix provided by General Mills.
I was not paid money to endorse any product pictured on this page.
All comments are my own.
WHAT IS A POUND CAKE?
Technically, this recipe is not a pound cake. The weight is the inspiration for pound cake.
EDITOR’S NOTE (December 21, 2020): Added a photo of sliced cake. See recipe video posted in Recipe Notes (bottom of page).
My recipe is a variation of an Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Genius Kitchen. Be sure to read all of the tweaks. They have lots of helpful tips.
My creative twists on this recipe: vanilla extract instead of almond extract.
HOW TO CHECK A POUND CAKE FOR DONENESS
A pound cake is done when a knife (not a toothpick) is pressed in center all the way down until it lightly touches the bottom.
Avoid pressing bottom too hard to avoid scratching bottom of cake pan.
If the knife comes out clean, the pound cake is done.
A toothpick is too short because it only pierces the top of the cake.
USE THIS RECIPE TO MAKE CUPCAKES
I’m often asked if this recipe can be used to make cupcakes. The answer is YES! Be sure to check out my recipe for Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
You may also enjoy my Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies and Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake (made from scratch).
Be sure to check out my Pineapple Dump Cake. Contains tangy pineapples topped with a buttery yellow cake crust. This delicious dessert is one of THE most popular recipes on my blog.
LODGE FLUTED CAST IRON PAN
The sturdy Lodge Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan will last for years (or generations) with proper care.
Always use heavy pot holders or towels when handling hot cast iron cookware (or any cookware).
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Make sure the kitchen and countertops are clean.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the entire recipe to make sure you have each ingredient.
Watch Recipe Videos. Watching a recipe video tutorial is a great way to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions, cooking time, ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions, and creative twists.
Notes will be helpful the next time you make this recipe.