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Moist Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist vanilla pound cake with 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.

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

Easy Recipe For Classic Pound Cake

Picture of pound cake on a plate with cream cheese frosting

I’m sharing the recipe for a basic vanilla pound cake that is moist, flavorful, and just perfect all on its own. However, you can add something to the mix if you would like to.

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.

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.

Ingredients For Moist Vanilla Pound Cake

Pound cake

  • All-purpose flour (sifted)
  • Butter (softened)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar
  • Eggs

Frosting

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter (softened)
  • Cream cheese (softened)

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions located at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Watch How To Make Classic Vanilla Pound Cake

How To Make Homemade Pound Cake

Pound Cake

  1. Sift the flour into a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Alternately, add the eggs and the flour and mix after each one is added.
  4. Next, pour in the vanilla extract and mix.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a tube or bundt cake pan.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Add the softened butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  2. Next, add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Spread the frosting on the cooled pound cake.

What’s So Special About This Bundt Cake?

The bundt cake recipe is a simple recipe that only requires a few ingredients and has a rich and decadent flavor.

Plus, it’s topped with an easy cream cheese frosting.

I am a big cream cheese fan, so adding 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 just about 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.

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

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

Step-By-Step Instructions

Pound Cake

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 1: Sift the flour and set it aside.

Step 2: In another large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter with the sugar.

Step 3: Alternate adding and mixing the eggs and the flour.

Scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally to make sure everything is mixing together.

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: 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 5: Pour the wet cake batter into the prepared pan and bake at a 325 degree oven temperature 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.

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 its 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. 

For this recipe, I used the tube pan, but you can also use a bundt pan, or a loaf pan. However, you will need more than one loaf pan for this recipe.

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.

While the cake cools, you can work on the icing for the pound cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Picture of cream cheese and butter in a bowl.

Step 1: Mix the butter and cream cheese together.

If you forget to set the butter and cream cheese out to soften, that’s ok. Just mix it with the hand mixer for a few more minutes, and it will be nice and creamy.

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.

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 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.

The recipe will create sixteen thin slices or eight thick slices.

What’s So Special About This Bundt Cake?

Pound cake, or bundt cake, should be easy to make. The recipe makes a moist cake, and it can be topped with a variety of different frostings and toppings.

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

Optional Flavors For Pound Cake

  • Lemon pound cake
  • Strawberry pound cake
  • Blueberry pound cake
  • Lemon blueberry pound cake
  • Chocolate pound cake
  • Almond pound cake

Optional Toppings For Pound Cake

  • Fresh berries
  • Fresh fruit
  • Lemon curd
  • Orange zest
  • Chopped pecans
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fruit sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cream (one of my favorite ways to top pound cake)

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How Do You Cover A Pound Cake?

You can either place the pound cake in an airtight container that will hold a cake or cover it with plastic wrap.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do You Let Pound Cake Cool Before Removing From Pan?

Allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes before inverting. This will give the cake time to cool and stay together.

How To Check A Pound Cake For Doneness

Checking for doneness is a simple step. Take your cake tester or a thin knife and insert it into the center of the cake.

If the tester comes out clean, it’s done baking. If not, bake it a few minutes longer and test it again.

How Long Will Pound Cake Keep?

If you keep the pound cake in the refrigerator and store it in an airtight container, the pound cake will keep for about one week.

Can You Leave A Pound Cake Out Overnight?

It will need to be kept in the refrigerator and cannot be left out overnight if the cake recipe includes eggs, milk, or any type of dairy.

The Best Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe

Be sure to print out a copy of the traditional pound cake recipe.

This is a delicious cake recipe that can be topped with a variety of toppings for different occasions.

It’s a great recipe for holidays, parties, family gatherings, or any time of year.

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.

Vanilla Pound Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 18 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Vanilla pound cake with cream cheese frosting is a recipe with simple ingredients and plenty of flavor. The recipe creates a moist cake that everyone will love. It is truly the best pound cake.

Ingredients

Pound cake

  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs

Frosting

  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon milk (more if needed)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces 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 the cake batter 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.

For this recipe use an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer.

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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