EDITOR’S NOTE (January 27, 2020): Updated recipe and instructions. Replaced vegetable oil with 1/2 cup unsalted butter. PIN here on Pinterest.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is quick and easy to make with a box of yellow cake mix and a few additional ingredients.
Tastes amazing warm and MUCH better after 24 hours in the fridge. Pairs well with fruit, ice cream and whipped cream.
I used a box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix provided by General Mills. All comments are my own. I really like the product which is why I requested several complimentary boxes. Food blogging has awesome perks!
Although delicious warm, tastes MUCH better after 24 hours in the fridge. Not too sweet. Excellent with or without frosting. Very easy to make.
To test and see if a pound cake is done, press a knife in center all the way down touching bottom. If it comes out clean, cake is done. A toothpick is too short. Only pierces top.
You may also enjoy my Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies and Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake (made from scratch).
This is a variation of an Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Genius Kitchen. Be sure to read the tweaks. They have lots of helpful tips.
I tweaked the recipe by using vanilla extract instead of almond extract. Use your favorite extract.
Using a cake mix to make this recipe is quick and easy. Also saves time and tastes great.
A cake mix with additional ingredients has more flavor in my humble opinion.
My Pineapple Dump Cake is one of THE most popular recipes on my blog. Visitors love the tangy pineapples topped with a yellow cake. Crusty deliciousness! Even more amazing topped with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream.
The sturdy Lodge Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan will last for years (or generations) with proper care.
My aunt (73 years blessed) owns a cast iron skillet that has been in our family for several generations. I estimate it to be at least 80 years old. It is in excellent shape because of proper care. How cool is that?!
Always use heavy pot holders or towels when handling hot cast iron cookware (or any cookware).
Enjoy the recipe!