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Pound Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Pound Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting is a simple recipe to make from scratch. The moist pound cake recipe is buttery, creamy, and perfectly delicious topped with cream cheese frosting for pound cake.

The cake is perfect for dessert, family gatherings, potlucks, or holiday celebrations. This has been a super popular recipe because it’s so delicious. 

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

The great thing about pound cake is that you can add flavors and create something completely different each time. Lemon, orange, cream cheese, or any kind of flavor can be added, and wa-lah, you have something unique.

I’m handing over the recipe to a basic pound cake that is moist, flavorful, and just perfect all on it’s own. However, you can add something to the mix if you need to.

I am a big cream cheese fan, so adding a cream cheese frosting is a great way to top it off and give it a little bit more flavor and sweetness.

You can add cream cheese to anything and to me, it will always make it better. Cream cheese is so versatile, and that’s what I love about it. The cream cheese recipe can be used on many different cakes, as well.

 

Picture of pound cake on a plate with cream cheese frosting

 

This is a pretty easy pound cake to make, it just takes a few extra minutes.

Step 1: Sift the flour and set it aside. Flour is always so pretty when it’s sifted. It’s like a lovely bowl of snow.

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

 

Step 2: Cream the butter with the sugar.

Step 3: Alternate adding and mixing the eggs and the flour. Finally, add the vanilla and mix it into the batter. I mixed it together for a couple of minutes to make sure it was fluffy before putting it into the pan.

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

 

Step 4: Bake at 325-degrees for approximately 55 minutes. I ended up cooking mine for about 60 minutes. Grab your cake tester, or a knife and test the pound cake. If it comes out clean, you’re done.

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

 

I will be the first to say that I am cheap. I don’t like to spend tons of money on things. So, I went right down to the thrift store and bought the tube pan for less than a dollar. It’s ugly, has quite a few dents, and has definitely seen it’s day (that’s a good thing in a kitchen, right?) but it does the trick.

The pound cake came out quite delicious, and no one will ever know that it was cooked in such an ugly pan. Shhh…don’t tell. 

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

When the pound cake finishes baking, it has a chewy top. It’s a little crusty, but a little chewy and it tastes so yummy. That is my favorite part of the pound cake. Mmm…

Next, while the cake cools, you can work on the icing for the pound cake. It’s easy peasy. 

 

Picture of cream cheese and butter in a bowl.

 

Step 1: Mix the butter and cream cheese. 

 

Picture of powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter mixed together in a glass bowl.

 

Step 2: Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix together until fluffy and ready to spread the pound cake icing.

This recipe makes plenty of frosting, so if you have little people standing there looking at you and wanting to lick the spatula, you’ll have enough to satisfy their request. And, you know they will. 

It almost looks like marshmallow. It’s so creamy, and easy to spread. Ain’t it perty?

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

 

Step 3: Spread it on the cake. And of course, eat!

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze is such a delicious, treat. I love anything with a cream cheese flavor to it, and the glaze adds a richness to the pound cake.

 

Picture of pound cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate.

Yield: 18 pieces

Pound Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Pound Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Pound Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting is a simple recipe to make from scratch. The moist pound cake recipe is buttery, creamy, and perfectly delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Pound cake

  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs

Frosting

  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. milk (more if needed)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325-degrees.

Grease a tube pan.

Pound cake

  1. In a small bowl sift flour and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Alternately, add the eggs and the flour and mix after each one is added.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix.
  5. Pour into a greased tube pan.
  6. Cook for approx. 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Add the butter and cream cheese and mix until creamy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and mix until creamy.
  3. Spread on the cooled pound cake.

Notes

If you use a bundt pan, grease and flour the pan so the cake will release.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18 pieces

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is approximate.
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