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melt in your mouth pound cake recipe

Pound Cake

Homemade Pound Cake made from scratch with traditional ingredients of sugar, butter, eggs, and flour, is made especially moist and delicious with cream cheese!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 16 slices
Calories 251


  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease one 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and dust with flour, shake out excess flour, and set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat sugar, butter, cream cheese and extracts for 4 to 5 minutes, until very creamy and light in color. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition and scraping sides of bowl, as needed. 
  • In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture, about a half cup at a time, mixing well after each addition for a smooth batter.
  • Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan. Cut through batter several times with a knife to break large air bubbles.
  • Bake 60 to 70 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow loaves to rest on cooling rack about 15 minutes, then once cool enough to handle carefully release loaves from sides of pan. Use a butter knife to cut around edge if cake is sticking to sides of loaf pan. Remove from pan and cool right side up on rack.
  • Cool completely, slice and enjoy. Store any remaining cake in plastic wrap.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg