Amazing Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Amazing Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

No matter the occasion, cake makes for a wonderful dessert. This Duncan Hines cream cheese pound cake is something that everyone will love.

Simple yet delicious, this cake will fulfill your sweet-tooth cravings. The addition of cream cheese creates a rich, flavorful taste in the cake. You will be coming back for seconds, as it is hard to resist the taste of this dessert.

This cake is not only tasty but also simple to make. You don’t need to have any prior baking experience for this recipe.

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What is a Pound Cake?

A pound cake is a cake that is traditionally made with a pound of each of the following ingredients: flour, egg, butter, and sugar. They are traditionally made in a loaf pan or Bundt mold.

Pound cakes are often topped with a glaze, icing, or sprinkling of powdered sugar. There are many variations of pound cakes, with different flavors and mix-ins added in.

Pound cake can also vary by country. There is an American South style, French style, Colombian and Venezuelan style, Mexican style, and German-style. The American South style is among the most popular types.

What Is A Pound Cake

What You Will Need to Make this Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines golden butter cake mix
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

To make a Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze Icing (recipe optional), you will need:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Equipment

  • 10-inch loaf pan
  • Flour (for dusting pan)
  • Cooking spray
  • Electric mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Wire rack
  • Whisk
  • Medium bowl

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Pan and Preheat Oven

Spray the 10-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and sprinkle it with flour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Combine All Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the box cake mix, water, eggs, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients at low speed for one minute. After one minute of mixing, scrape down the side of the bowl and beat for two minutes at medium speed.

Step 3: Bake the Cake

Once the mixture is fully combined and smooth, pour it into your prepared cake pan. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. On a wire rack allow the cake to fully cool.

Step 4: Make the Glaze (Optional)

In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla, and milk or half-and-half. Mix all the ingredients together using a whisk, until fully combined. The texture should be smooth.

If desired, add more milk or half-and-half to reach to thicken the consistency. Once the cake is fully cooled, drizzle the icing on top.

Servings and Preparation Time

Servings and Preparation Time - Amazing Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Tips and Tricks to Make this Cheese Pound Cake

When making your pound cake, make sure the eggs and cream cheese are at room temperature. If the ingredients are too cold, especially the cream cheese, it can affect the texture of the cake. Room temperature ingredients will allow for a smooth, delicious cake.

If desired, you can add different toppings to this recipe. You can add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit. You can also mix in some of your favorite spices including cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Tips and Tricks to Make this Cheese Pound Cake

The pound cake can last up to four to five days in an airtight container at room temperature. The cake should be stored in a cool, dark area that won’t get direct sunlight. You can also store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge for seven days.

The pound cake can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months. First, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil. Once you are ready to serve it, allow the cake to thaw overnight in the fridge then let it reach room temperature before enjoying.

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Amazing Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

No matter the occasion, cake makes for a wonderful dessert. This Duncan Hines cream cheese pound cake is something that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Servings: 16
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

  • 1 box Duncan Hines golden butter cake mix
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Basic Powdered Sugar Glaze Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Instructions

  • Prepare the Pan and Preheat Oven - Spray the 10-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and sprinkle it with flour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine All Ingredients - In a large bowl, combine the box cake mix, water, eggs, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients at low speed for one minute. After one minute of mixing, scrape down the side of the bowl and beat for two minutes at medium speed.
  • Bake the Cake - Once the mixture is fully combined and smooth, pour it into your prepared cake pan. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. On a wire rack allow the cake to fully cool.
  • Make the Glaze (Optional) - In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla, and milk or half-and-half. Mix all the ingredients together using a whisk, until fully combined. The texture should be smooth.
  • If desired, add more milk or half-and-half to reach to thicken the consistency. Once the cake is fully cooled, drizzle the icing on top.

Notes

  • When making your pound cake, make sure the eggs and cream cheese are at room temperature. If the ingredients are too cold, especially the cream cheese, it can affect the texture of the cake. Room temperature ingredients will allow for a smooth, delicious cake.
  • If desired, you can add different toppings to this recipe. You can add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit. You can also mix in some of your favorite spices including cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
  • The pound cake can last up to four to five days in an airtight container at room temperature. The cake should be stored in a cool, dark area that won’t get direct sunlight. You can also store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge for seven days.
  • The pound cake can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months. First, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil. Once you are ready to serve it, allow the cake to thaw overnight in the fridge then let it reach room temperature before enjoying.
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A Delicious Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This Duncan Hines cream cheese pound cake is rich and full of amazing flavor. It is great for serving at dinner parties or holiday celebrations, as everyone will love it. It is simple to make and requires no prior baking experience, which is great for those who don’t bake often.

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