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Perfect Pound Cake

Perfect Pound Cake

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 servings 1x


This Perfect Pound Cake is a delightful, classic dessert that boasts a rich, buttery flavor and a tender crumb. It’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion, whether as a morning treat or an evening dessert. Enjoy it plain or dress it up with your favorite toppings!



1 cup softened butter

8 oz softened cream cheese

3 cups sugar

6 large eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or two loaf pans.

In a large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined.

Add heavy cream and mix until smooth. Do not overmix.

Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Smooth the top with a spatula.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before beginning.

Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent a dense cake.

Test the cake for doneness with a toothpick; it should come out clean or with a few crumbs attached.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 400 (approx.)
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg