Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe is tender and moist. It’s sweet and simple with a buttery flavoring that melts in your mouth!
With just 6 basic cake ingredients, this is THE BEST pound cake recipe!
This is my Mom’s cake recipe. She always either made this Cream Cheese Pound Cake or a Sour Cream Pound Cake. For years, I thought it was the only Pound Cake recipe.
LEMON CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE RECIPE
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe has a very silky texture. A small crumbs that are even smoother than the Whipping Cream Pound Cake. The outside of this pound cake does not have a crispy texture like the Whipping Cream Pound Cake. However, it’s just as flavorful.
It’s a very easy pound cake to make. Even though I used a generous one tablespoon of lemon extract in my Cream Cheese Pound Cake it does not have a lemon flavor. The one and a half cups of butter give it a butter flavoring instead. Also, as I found in this cookie recipe that uses cream cheese, the cream cheese actually compliments and intensifies the butter flavor. That’s a good thing!
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The video below is for my Old Fashioned Blue Ribbon Pound Cake. However, the mixing method is the same as for this Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe.
More Tips for Cream Cheese Pound Cake
If you truly want a lemon flavor, I suggest adding two tablespoons of lemon extract as well as 2 tablespoons of lemon zest to the recipe listed below. Furthermore, for Cream Cheese Pound Cake with classic vanilla and buttery taste use vanilla intead of lemon extract. It is very good and I highly recommend this recipe.
This Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe yields a moist cake that’s dense and slightly sweet. If you crave more sweetness, glaze the cake with a mixture of confectioners’ sugar, milk, and flavoring.
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CAN I FREEZE CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE?
Pound cake is great for freezing. Wrap it up tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and store it in the freezer for 4 to 6 months.
CAN I BAKE THIS POUND CAKE IN 2 LOAF PANS?
Yes, you can bake this cake in two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. The cooking time will be 60 minutes add time as needed.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe
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- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Add sugar and beat until fluffy. The mixture will lighten in color slightly.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Slowly add flour to the mixture and combine.
- Add lemon extract and combine.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean or with 'dry' crumbs.