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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

My Cream Cheese Pound Cake is one of my favorite ways to have Strawberry Shortcake. Don’t let that stop you though. This cake stands up all on its own too.

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I don’t know how I have been baking constantly for the last 9 years without EVER doing a pound cake, but somehow this escaped my radar.

No more!

This week I had two pounds of strawberries that needed to get eaten, and one of my favorite desserts (ever) is Strawberry Shortcake. I have a traditional version made with biscuits here on my Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

Sometimes though, it just doesn’t quite hit the spot and I’m just in the mood for something different to pass my “perfect strawberry shortcake” test.

This is a pretty standard pound cake recipe. It came out very moist, tender, and flavorful.

Definitely use real butter, and full fat cream cheese. No substitutions here!

How to Make Amazing Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Begin by creaming together the butter, sugar, and cream cheese until they are light and fluffy.

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Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract next, and mix to combine. Next combine your dry ingredients together and stir, and then add to the wet mixture. Mix until you can see no more dry flour.

Pour the batter into prepared baking pans. Personally, I LOVE the Pam Baking Spray with flour in it, but if you don’t, a good old-fashioned butter and flouring will do just fine.

NOTE: I overfilled my pans. These were too small for the amount of batter this makes, so make sure and either use large loaf pans or a bundt pan. 

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Bake for 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Keep an eye on them near the end, and remove when a tester comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, and then remove to finish cooling on a wire rack.

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Honestly, these were good enough to eat plain. They didn’t NEED any garnishment, but the only thing better than plain pound cake is pound cake covered in macerated strawberries, sweet vanilla whipped cream, and fresh sliced strawberries.

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Make this today and report back! I want stories, and I want pictures! If you send me photos of your creations from this site I will feature them on a future post and/or my facebook page.

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Yield: 2 loaves

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Moist and dense cream cheese pound cake. Great base for strawberry shortcake!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, salted & softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. About 4-5 minutes using a stand mixer, a little longer using a hand mixer.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into two large, prepped loaf pans, or one large prepped bundt pan. Bake at 325 for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 10 minutes, and then turn cakes out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 616Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 8g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Sunday 24th of November 2013

I've made this pound cake for years & love it! Always receive compliments wherever I take it. Very moist.

Joanna Nissley

Tuesday 4th of June 2013

okay, now i'm officially drooling! can't wait to make!

Rosie - Blueberry Kitchen

Monday 22nd of April 2013

This looks absolutely divine! Cake, strawberries and cream is definitely a winning combination!


Saturday 20th of April 2013

Yum! This sounds like the perfect pound cake for strawberry shortcake.


Friday 19th of April 2013

cream cheese pound cake sounds delish!

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