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Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake


My daughter-in-law asked me to make this easy cream cheese pound cake for Thanksgiving. I never intended for it to land here, but after pulling it from the oven,  it was so pretty that I couldn’t resist sharing it on Loaves and Dishes. This is a  WONDERFUL holiday dish. OOOOooo’s and AAAHHHhh’s follow you as you lift the lid from the cake plate. Everyone loves easy cream cheese pound cake.

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 1

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 1


I have made a few adjustments to the original recipe which my daughter in law found on facebook and I do not know who to credit for the original recipe. The taste of this easy cream cheese pound cake,  though,  is wonderful, deep and rich.

Not everyone has a chicken or two in their back yard. So, this next request might be a little hard to fulfill. Of course, use what you are able to get, but just know….

PLEASE make this cake with farm fresh eggs. PLEASE –  you won’t be disappointed! Farm  fresh eggs give a color and a taste that can not be matched . Seriously. Trust me. It is true.


Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 3

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 3

Everyone at my Thanksgiving table gobbled this cake up (get it? gobbled?? – I crack me up sometimes). Crumbs dangled from the corner of every mouth. My mother in law, (remember, I told you she was coming for a week long stay) even had a huge  piece for breakfast the next morning. She said, “Life is short, eat dessert first”, as she took a great big bite. I have always heard that saying in relationship to a full meal. Evidently she means, “eat dessert first thing in the morning”. What do I know. She has certainly been here longer than me and if she says it is so, then it is so. Just Go With It!


I recommend serving this easy cream cheese pound cake with a delicious vanilla ice cream. My grandchildren agree.


Easy Cream Cheese Pound cake 2

Easy Cream Cheese Pound cake 2

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 5

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake 5

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5.


Let’s Eat Ya’ll.


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Cream Cheese Pound Cake with icing on top on a glass cake plate

Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This easy cream cheese pound cake will delight your family.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cream cheese pound cake
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 8 oz package Cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • For the Glaze-
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 TBS milk to consistency


  • Set the butter, cream cheese and eggs out on the counter at least 4 hours before making this recipe so that they can come completely to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 300.
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan and set aside.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. (will appear kind of fluffy).
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
  • Add vanilla mixing well.
  • Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl and mix well. Gradually add flour/salt mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Fill a 2-cup, ovenproof measuring cup with water; place in oven with tube pan. This will help keep the cake moist. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Recheck every 5 minutes until done. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For the glaze
  • Mix ingredients together in a small bowl until desired consistency is reached, but should be thin. Add more milk one teaspoon at a time to get the thinness you want. Drizzle over cooled cake.


like grandma's!


Nutrition Facts
Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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And now for a post blog dessert – this poem about CHEESE as found at the Impresario . Someone wrote a poem about CHEESE! lol.

Dear Lady, I beg you
To cook as you please,
But don’t overlook the
Importance of cheese!

As a casserole topping
All bubbly and brown,
It will make your fine cooking
The talk of the town.

As a spread for a sandwich
Or a puffy soufflé
It will help you to cope
On your busiest day.

Its tang and its flavor
Will tempt and will tease;
‘Most all of your dishes
Can be sharpened with cheese!

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