Cream Cheese Pound Cake is an incredible treat. You have a super moist pound cake recipe, that has a nice hint of almond flavor in every bite. This cream cheese pound cake is one of a kind.
8 ingredients are all you need for this easy pound cake recipe. The cream cheese adds such richness to the cake, that really elevates the flavor.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
What Makes This Pound Cake Recipe The Best
- Simple pantry ingredients
- Easy to whip up
- Moist and buttery
- The almond extract offers a unique flavor
- Stunning presentation in the bundt cake pan
- Tang from the cream cheese that elevates the flavor
Do I Need Cake Flour For Pound Cake
Yes, you will want to use cake flour for this recipe. The reason being is cake flour is a lot lighter than all-purpose flour. If you were to use an all-purpose flour you will find your cake becomes rather dense.
You will want to sift the cake flour to help lighten it up even more. The key is to not overmix your pound cake as well. Just it is best to mix by hand instead of a stand mixer or hand mixer.
How To Make Cream Cheese Pound Cake
The first step is to preheat the oven and spray the pan generously. Then start by mixing your butter and sugar together, you want to whip it good. Then add in your extracts, and cream cheese.
The key is to add in eggs one at a time and then incorporate your cake flour. Pour into pan and bake for an hour and a half and until the cake is cooked through.
How To Know When Pound Cake Is Cooked
You will want to take a toothpick and stick it in the thickest part of the pound cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, you will find that the cake is done.
Generally, a pound cake has to cook a minimum of an hour, but if you are curious if it is done early, then go ahead and test. You don't want your cream cheese pound cake to overbake.
How To Serve Cream Cheese Pound Cake
- Fresh Berries | Slice up and wash fresh fruit and add it on the side or top to decorate your cake.
- Pie Filling | Whether you make homemade pie filling or store bought it is great. Cherry, apple, mixed berry, etc.
- Lemon Curd | Lemon curd and fresh blueberries is a great spring and summer blend that really adds incredible flavor to your cake.
- Whipped Cream | Add a dollop of whipped cream and dive in! This is one of my favorite toppings.
- Ice Cream | Add a side of ice cream next to your slice of pound cake. A vanilla bean is a great pairing.
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How To Store Cream Cheese Pound Cake
You will want to store your cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This cake will store in the fridge for 4-7 days.
Can You Freeze Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Pound cake freezes beautifully. Allow your cake to fully cool and then wrap in plastic wrap tightly. Then place in a freezer bag or airtight container and store for up to three months.
To thaw unwrap the cake and then allow it to thaw at room temperature before you serve. Or you can place the cake in the fridge overnight to thaw.
This is an easy pound cake that is so easy to make. Whip this up for an afternoon treat, holiday party, birthday party, and more. This cake is great for any occasion.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
- 1 ½ cup unsalted butter salted
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups cake flour sifted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray a bundt pan or tube pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream the butter and the cream cheese with sugar.
- Mix in the salt, vanilla, and almond extract. Add in the eggs, one at a time while mixing.
- Sift in the cake flour and mix or stir to incorporate the batter, while not over-mixing.
- Bake for 1 ½ hours, and then remove from oven and place on a wire cooling rack for 20 minutes before inverting the pan and removing the cake to a cake plate.