Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake is classic deliciousness made with a few simple ingredients. This moist pound cake is enclosed in an amazing crust that melts in your mouth!
EDITOR’S NOTE (June 14, 2020): PIN here on Pinterest. To watch video demonstration, scroll down to link in Recipe Notes. The flour in the demo was sifted/leveled BEFORE being poured into sifter. Sifting twice is optional.
The baked pound cake is dense with a thick crust. Tasty all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I made adjustments to a classic recipe posted online by All Recipes because two thousand people made it. Most of the reviews were positive.
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This recipe calls for 1-1/4 cups of unsalted butter which is two sticks plus 4 tablespoons. The photo is helpful for beginners.
I decreased the butter and replaced it with buttermilk which is a secret ingredient for moist cakes.
Cake turned out great the first time I made it. Love when that happens.
Keeps well in the freezer. Place slices in a freezer bag before freezing. Warms well in the microwave or in the oven.
I like to keep cake slices in the freezer for when I need quick dessert. Just warm and enjoy homemade from scratch deliciousness.
Glaze if desired. Excellent with fresh fruit.
I prefer plain. Tastes fabulous.
Baked in my lovely cast iron fluted cake pan provided by Lodge Manufacturing.
Be sure to follow manufacturer’s baking instructions before adding cake batter!
You may also enjoy my Cream Cheese Pound Cake made with a yellow cake mix. Perfect for when you need a quick pound cake.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake, made with a cake mix, is good warm. MUCH better after 24 hours in fridge.
I do love homemade from scratch cakes. However, I will whip up a cake mix cake when I need a quick dessert.
Options are good to have. This wisdom applies to life, business and baking. Hmmm… food for thought.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
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 recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want 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. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
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.