Taste of Home Cream Cheese Pound Cake


I recently received the new Taste of Home Cookbook 3rd Edition, Best Loved Recipes and All New Classics.

This is one fabulous cookbook for both the beginner and the seasoned cook!  It’s full of 1,563 home cooked  old and new favorite award winning recipes.

Taste of Home Cookbook 3rd Edition, Best Loved Recipes and All New Classics

  • over 1500 recipes
  • 20 of these recipes are light for the health-conscious cook
  • More than 1,300+ full-color photos
  • Nutrition facts
  • Prep and cook times for each recipe
  • Hundreds of tips, techniques, and how-to’s from Taste of Home readers and experts
  • Hardcover five-ring binder, which lays flat on your counter; two splash guards to keep your book’s pages clean and safe from splatters and tabbed dividers for quick reference
  • Mail in card to start a FREE 1-year subscription to Taste of Home Magazine.


Of course, me being me, the first thing I did was start digging thru the sweet and yummy sections.  When I found the perfect recipe……..a pound cake to gift with the Cinnamon Honey Butter jars I had made.

Cinnamon Honey Butter and Pound CakePound cake should  have a fine, dense and moist crumb, full of flavor but not too sweet.  This recipe did not fail!!  I used vanilla bean paste, because I love seeing the specs of vanilla in the cake, and I switched out the lemon extract for almond extract, to go with the cinnamon in the honey butter.  Other than that, I followed the recipe to the tee.

I made a few mini loaves to wrap up and gift with my Cinnamon Honey Butter Jars, and a larger loaf for my family.    The cake was SO delicious, my family devoured it, before I had a chance to take any pictures of the sliced pound cake.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

(slightly adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook)


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture until blended.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (Mini loaves bake for 35 mins)
  3. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.


I was able to get one large loaf and 4 mini loafs with this recipe.


I removed the mini loaves from the pan.  Let them cool completely.  Then wrapped them in unbleached parchment paper and tied with jute twine.  I just love how they looked with the jars of honey butter.

Recipe for Cinnamon Honey Butter

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