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Grandma’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Grandma’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

My grandma rocks on so many levels. Even though I’m grown and out of the house I still look forward to going out of town to grandmas. She still baby’s and spoils me rotten.

I swear everything her hands create tastes soooo freakin good, including her cream cheese pound cake (my favorite kind of pound cake).

cream cheese poundcake recipe

I could just sit in her southern kitchen and watch her cook all day long. When I went to visit this past weekend I asked if she could make me a cream cheese pound cake and with a smile she said “why sure”.  I wasn’t expecting it right that minute but she went into the kitchen and whipped this pound cake up like it was nothing.

What I adore about my grandma’s cream cheese pound cake recipe is that it bakes up incredibly moist and soft. The texture is so velvet-like and don’t even get me started on that soft, golden “crisp” that the outside has. Mercy. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my entire family has over the years.


If you were to stop by, you wouldn’t leave without being forced to eat something!
Gotta love that lady

Grandma’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake


It should be a sin for a pound cake to be this divine!


I love my grandmother’s nurturing, hard working hands


Watch my grandma make this cream cheese pound cake from start to finish!


5.0 from 4 reviews
Grandma's Makes Cream Cheese Pound Cake
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Recipe type: dessert, cake
Serves: 12
  • (all ingredients should be room tempt)
  • 3 sticks real butter (unsalted)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups sugar, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 3 cups cake flour (can use all-purpose flour if you sift it really well)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add in 3 eggs one at a time mixing for 1 minute after each egg.
  3. Mix in half of the sugar until combined.
  4. Add in the rest of the sugar, mixing well.
  5. Add the other 3 eggs one at a time. Mix for 1 minute after each egg.
  6. Mix in the vanilla extract and lemon extract.
  7. Add in half the flour and baking powder.
  8. Mix well and then mix in the rest of the flour.
  9. Spoon the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.
  10. Swirl a knife in the batter to release air.
  11. Place into oven and turn the oven to 325. Do not preheat the oven with this recipe.
  12. Bake for 1 ½ hours. Baking time may vary depending on your oven.
  13. Let cool, remove from pan and serve.
Grandma's Cream Cheese Pound Cake Making Tips Use fresh, quality ingredients when possible. All ingredients should be at room temperature before you start. This pound cake make cooker quicker or slower in certain ovens so be sure to keep an eye on it. Don't take shortcut with the mixing! Everything must be completely mixed. These steps are the most important when creating pound cake. Be sure to add one egg at a time and mix for 1 minute after each egg or until it is well combined. Do not preheat the oven for this pound cake recipe. It should start in a cold oven. Measure everything carefully and precisely Be sure to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl while mixing. Keep the oven door closed while baking When the cake is done, it will spring back slightly when touched. Cool the pound cake on a wire rack of about 15 minutes before removing it from the pan.

Grandma’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Making Tips
  1. Use fresh, quality ingredients when possible.
  2. All ingredients should be at room temperature before you start.
  3. This pound cake make cooker quicker or slower in certain ovens so be sure to keep an eye on it.
  4. Don’t take shortcut with the mixing! Everything must be completely mixed. These steps are the most important when creating pound cake.
  5. Be sure to add one egg at a time and mix for 1 minute after each egg or until it is well combined.
  6. Do not preheat the oven for this pound cake recipe. It should start in a cold oven.
  7. Measure everything carefully and precisely
  8. Be sure to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl while mixing.
  9. Keep the oven door closed while baking
  10. When the cake is done, it will spring back slightly when touched.
  11. Cool the pound cake on a wire rack of about 15 minutes before removing it from the pan.


  1. I’m making it now! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Excellent recipe. I cut everything in half to make smaller version. It was fantastic.

  3. I originally baked this cake in May 2011. Since then this has become my go to cake. It has become a family favorite. On holidays, I receive requests from friends and relatives and it is always for this particular cake. This past Christmas, I baked 3 cakes for our family Christmas vacation. A chocolate, a cinnamon, and this pound cake. There were all sorts of sweets on the buffet table. However, this pound was a hit. It was consumed before the others were even touched. This cake can stand on it’s own; but I often add a simple water based lemon/vanilla glaze to the top.

    Thank you for this recipe. And your fantastic website.

  4. Help me I made this cake once and it came out perfectly. The second time I thought I did everything the same but the cake fell. Even though I had it in there over the 1.5 the cake was not done. What happened??? Thanks

  5. I’m not much of a baker but I decided to try this Pound Cake recipe today and it is AWESOME. I absolutely love the recipes on your website.

  6. looking forward to making this cake, wish I knew yesterday what to do about the salted butter I purchased. Can I still use it? Will it make a big difference? Thanks.

  7. This video was very touching. Thanks for sharing. :) Can’t wait to try.

  8. This is so rich and delicious. I have cooked for over thirty years and am ashamed to say that I have never made a pound cake. I did a search for moistest cream cheese pound cake and luckily your recipe came up. Off to the kitchen I went and made this luscious piece of heavenly deliciousness. Thank you for sharing and also one to your grandma. It is sooo good and my family has already dove into it because they could not wait for it to cool.

  9. Wow! Thank you for posting this recipe. I made my first pound cake. Thank you!!! It was delicious and easy to make! I didn’t have the lemon extract and it still came out great! You need to sell a cookbook with your & grandma’s recipes!

  10. Never made a pound cake before this one..only thing i did different was not putting some much sugar in cant have that much sugar..hope it turns out good 4am her and baking lol

  11. I made this cake the wife and my son went crazy over it.

  12. Miss Lady, Miss Lady.Where have I been! After trying several of you recipes, I decided to make your Grandma’s Cake. Let me tell you after today box cake mix will no longer have a place here. My family loved this cake and your recipes so much we decided to support you and purchase your cook books (all 3). Thank you for sharing your granny with us. Military life have kept me miles away from my family.

    Happy cooking with you.

  13. I tried this recipe and it came out great. My kids ate it up in two days. Now my Mom wants me to make her one. Keep up the good work. My grandmother passes on 16 years ago and I did not get her recipe. Thank God for you an your Grandma. :-)

  14. How much is a stick of butter exactly? :)

  15. I made this cake for Easter into a hidden Easter egg cake.(When you have the shape of a rainbow Easter egg inside of the cake) I topped it off with a white chocolate glaze and it was sooooooooo good!! I recommend glazing the cake because it really made the perfect touch :) Thanks for another great recipe :))

  16. That was a beautiful video and a great song to compliment it!! I am making grandmas pound cake for Easter dinner this afternoon. I shall let you know how it turns out!!

  17. PLEASE RESPOND: Does anyone know if this would taste good with lemon glaze?????

  18. Thank you soooooo much for the grandma’s pound cake recipe. My granddaughter and I did on a Sunday, it was fabulous! I tried it, only thing, I don’t own a bundt pan. I put the batter into the individual cupcake high temp pods shape like flowers. The are like plastic but can take high temps, I did use the cold oven to cook them in. We used a ice cream scoop to fill each one . We made 24 cupcakes from that recipe and we used your cream cheese icing recipe and topped each one with assorted sprinkles. My mercy, this is the best recipe I ever tasted for pound cake. I gave the recipe to my sister and my neighbor. I wonder can the recipe be used for two layer cake? I’m one of those who can bake a pie, but not a cake.
    Very Pleased, I will try more recipe, thanks!

  19. I am making it right now

  20. I am making one right now

  21. It ws superbbbbbbbb :D thnx!

  22. Hi. I have two comments. First I tried your pound cake and it was the bomb. I find myself making it at least three times a month. My family loves it. I will soon try more of your desserts. But the “biggy ” is what happened on Thanksgiving. I made an 18 pound turkey and they almost fought over the leftovers. There was nothing left. Not even the soup bone. No turkey soup for me. lol. I was never good with or liked turkey until I used your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless.

  23. hi, the butter, you’re using sticks right? i want to know how many grams the butter is as my butter is not small like your’s and its quite big so i want to know how many grams is it: so it would be easier for me to bake it :) thanks:D

    • hi, the butter, you’re using sticks right? i want to know how many grams the butter is as my butter is not small like your’s and its quite big so i want to know how many grams is it: so it would be easier for me to bake it

  24. This cake was a hit with my family especially, my mom. She couldn’t believe I baked it myself. My son finally had a homemade cake for his birthday. Thanks again.

  25. I just baked this cake for my son’s birthday on tomorrow. He was so excited to know that I was baking his cake this year rather than buying it from Publix. Thanks for sharing.

  26. who would’ve conjured up the thought that at 26 I would be in the kitchen whippin up a pound cake shoot I wouldn’t have but thanks to Monique I was and I did and it tastes like somebody’s grandma put their foot in it

    Thanks Monique and God Bless

  27. Monique, I made this cake tonight for a bday dinner. It was a big hit. Everyone was complimenting me on this cake. Thanks for this recipe. I am loving your website.

  28. I tried this recipe – again another awesome recipe!!! (I bake the red velvet on Thanksgiving). Very easy ingredients, very easy instructions. Super moist one of the best

  29. Hubby is making the pound cake…we don’t have a sifter, will let you know how that turns out.

  30. This is next on our list for Thanksgiving 2012!

  31. I absolutely LOVE the website and this pound cake recipe delicious. My husband especially loves the crust that forms on top…lol

    While I have made it a million times now my question is what type of lemon extract is your Grandmother using in the video? I have never seen an extract that thick and am thinking that the flavor will probably pop even more using that brand.

    Thanks :0 )

  32. OMG I almost started crying when I saw your grandma’s hands on that bowl. My grandma has been gone for 10 years but I miss her and think about her often. You are so blessed to still have her. I made your chocolate chips cookies today. Tomorrow or later this week I will make this pound cake.

  33. What temperature do you cook this cake on?

  34. Can i use White Lilly Flour for this pound cake, and i swear i have made at least 4 things off this site..I Love it..My favorite is the way to make perfect boiled eggs…

  35. OMG I have never been good at making poundcakes however I love to eat poundcake. This recipe so easy to follow and it turned out great. Thank you so much for sharing. Your website is a blessing. I look forward to trying mor eof your recipes. Thanks so much

  36. Christina Gioacchini

    I will definitely make this pound cake. I love to bake and when I read the ingredients I said WOW! I know it is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing Grandma’s recipe. My grandma was always cooking too. God Bless Grandma and you too!

  37. GIRL!!!!! OMG I can not tell you how yummy, moist and delicious this cake was. I made it last week with my four year old nephew as our activity of the day. LAWD, the crust…the flavors. It was simply amazing. Thank you so much, I will definately be making again and I have shared the blog and recipe with many friends. Thanks!

  38. I’ve made this cake 3 times now….and it is absolutely the best pound cake ever….thanks Monique.

  39. Where are the directions?

  40. 3 stick butter how many grams?
    Cake flour is it same as self raising flour?
    Sugar what kind of sugar? Caster? Fine?

  41. My favorite times was in the kitchen with my grandma and listening to her stories…THAT TRUE HISTORY. Please Thank your grandmother for sharing her recipe with us.

  42. Diva please help! What do I use to grease the pan?

  43. If allergic to cream cheese, can you make the cake without it?

  44. This recipe is simply AMAZING!! It is now my go to base for pound cakes. Just started experimenting with flavors. Crossing my fingers one is in the oven as we speak with strawberries added to the batter :o D

    Thanks for sharing all of the amazing advice and recipes!!

  45. Can you put this in printable format :D

  46. Cannot.Believe.This!!!

    I actually just made this pound cake, and girl it was good!!! This is my second time to make a pound cake, but my first time using your recipe. I just got a fabulous new Kitchen Aid mixer and – don’t laugh – the mixer came with some recipes, one of which was for a pound cake. I made it and had to throw it out! LOL … I said to myself, I need to check out “divascancook” and see if she has a recipe, and sure enough — you did! My goodnesss, it is sooooooo good. I’m going to have to give it away before I eat it all. I think I need to stay away from this Web site or at least use these recipes in moderation!!! :)

  47. going to attempt baking a cake for the first time in my life..trying your recipe tomorrow wish me luck:) …o by the way shall i leave the cold ingredients out tonight?

  48. This cake definitely reminds me of my grandma’s pound cake. I made it last night for Christmas but I don’t think it will last until then. Keep up the good work and I am so happy that I was finally able to feel like my grandma is close to me again with this cake she passed away last year.

  49. I saw this recipe and immediately recognized it as my grandmother’s famous cream cheese pound cake!!! I am so thrilled that you have shared this recipe as my grandmother now has alzheimers and all her recipes were lost in a fire. I love what your recipes represent. :) I will be making this for Christmas for my family, so many will be surprised. I will practice on my coworkers each week until to perfect it. I remember the six eggs, swan cake flour, eggs and cream cheese room temp. I will definitely remember not to preheat oven. Keep them coming Monique.

  50. Ok first i will like to say is thank you thank you and your grandmother is absolutely right about not preheating the oven my cake came out great this was me and my husband 1st time having thanksgiving at out house and we r young married couple but you r the bomb i tell you we r the next generations cooks yaaaaaaahy lol.But before i leave will you be able to show me how to make a pineapple upside down cake and a 7 up pound cake please

  51. Making this today! Made alot of your stuff and it was all the bomb.com! Your yams were off the chain! I added marshmellow topping—OK,OK way too many marshmellows and the yams were stretchy..Not your fault though.LOL You are a blessing to my family’s stomach! Thank you for sharing. Your dressing was also a hit by the way! I look forward to seeing you on foodnetwork…it’s in your future girl! Girl shake it like a polaroid picture! LOL Mwah!!!

  52. I made the pound cake for Thanksgiving and my fam loved it! I always know baked goods in the house are a winner when my dad sneaks in the kitchen at night to get snacks and he went back three times in one night! I also made the mac n cheese which was great so thanks or the videos….I’m one who learns by watching! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

  53. I just put this cake in the oven…can’t wait to taste it. Thank you for sharing your Grandma’s recipe!

  54. I made this cake today. It was the best pound cake that I have had in a long time. I am so thankful that I found this site. Now I can stop buying these things in the supermarket, and make them at home.

    Thank you so so so so much.

  55. because of you i can now cook . no lie!

  56. thank you so much for the song behind this vid; made me miss my grandmother soooo much; godbless you and keep giving out such wonderful recipes with so much character love it

  57. what is the oven temp and how long do you bake it

  58. Back to the drawing board-:( I cannot bake cakes from scratch. No matters who receipe it is. Ahhh Will post the results from my second attempt.

    Love, Peace and Collard Greens

  59. I love this receipe and my family loves it too. I have tried several of your receipe and they are great too. I like the tips you give on baking.
    Keep them coming.

  60. just came from the store buying the cake flour. ingredients sitting out for room temp. wish me luck!!!

  61. wow! love the cake texture…loooks soo yummmy!. THanks for the recipe and the tip (non preheat)

  62. Lord, that looks good!! Gonna have to make one!

  63. Hi,

    Please thank your grandmother for me for this wonderful recipe. I made this cake last night and it is delicious. Everyone loves it. This is the second thing I made from your website (first being your red velvet cake). The family had a taste for a pound cake and immediately came to your site hoping you had a recipe for one lol. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. After the great experience I had with your red velvet cake and reading the comments on youtube about this cake, I just had to try it. I can't wait to try more of you and your grandmothers recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  64. For those trying to print the recipe here is the solution. Left click and highlight the recipe only, once the recipe is highlighted click on print. When the print dialogue window opens click on the selection option.
    This will allow you to print only the selected text perfectly.
    This is my method for printing all of the recipes. Good luck!

  65. I did this recipe yesterday. Please say my regards to your grandmother. Wish to see her picture :) I miss my grand mother and when I go back to my country, I will bake this cake for my grand mother :) It came out really perfect.Thank you.

  66. Going to try this tonight. Did I miss the oven temperature and the lenght of time to bake? I have looked for it but can't find. Thanks, I'm so enjoying your site. Keep up the good work. Everything that I have tried has been fantastic!!!


  67. I'm making it now, I'll let u know how it turns out….thanx!

  68. I made pound cake with your bakery pan release spread….it was awesome! crisp outside and melt in the mouth inside. Hub loves PC so I don't think I'll be buying it anymore. This bundt cake is so big I froze half. Thanks again

  69. My mom is now fragile and can no longer stand long enough to cook but loves the taste of "something sweet". I baked this cake yesterday as my mother's day gift for her. She loves it. This was my first time trying this recipe and my cake turned out exactly like your pictures and the cake in the video. It is a bit too sweet for my taste so I plan to make another this coming weekend with less sugar. Thank you so much for the recipe and videos. I am new to "home" cooking and find your directions, very easy to follow.

  70. i KNOW this is the best pound cake, period. PERIOD!

  71. I have to tell you…I found your blog when I was looking for thanksgiving recipes. You have turned me into a fabulous cook! I think I have tried everything on your site. NEVER had a bad recipe! You need to be on food network. I want to buy your cook book…is that printer friendly? You should send it to a publisher :) Thank you thank you thank you!

  72. Thanks guys!!

    Yeah the printer format sucks!!! I gotta find a way to fix that.

  73. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes. I want to print some of your recipes, however, I notice that your recipes are not print friendly and I would like to know if you are going to fix that in the near future.

  74. Girl Rates World

    Thanks for sharing…gotta try. I love pound cake, too! Have you tried 7up cake?

  75. Looks nice and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

    Take the Cake Personality Test and find out which cake are you like. I have taken the test and have enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

  76. MMM, that looks so good and I am going to try this recipe soon. How sweet of you to put your grandma on your blog. I'm not close to my family and I love to see other families who are close. Keep up the good work sweetheart.

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