Cream Cheese Pound Cake is moist with a delicious buttery flavor. It’s quick and 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: I used a box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix provided by General Mills. I was not paid to endorse their product. 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 the sliced cake. See recipe video posted in recipe notes (bottom of page).
To test and see if a pound cake is done, press a knife in center all the way down until it touches the bottom. If it comes out clean, cake is done. A toothpick is too short because it only pierces the top of the cake.
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).
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.
My Pineapple Dump Cake is one of THE most popular recipes on my blog. Visitors love the tangy pineapples topped with a yellow cake. Excellent 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).
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a recipe video 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 and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.