Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Caramel Icing

We talk a lot about eating healthy, but I always love a good homemade cake recipe. Plank editor Mandy recently traveled back to her hometown and returned with an favorite old recipe for a Southern style pound cake with caramel icing … yum! So I asked her to share that here!

“My aunt used to make this cake when I was a kid, and it was always a favorite. I hadn’t had it in years, but she surprised me with one while I was home. And, I finally got her to share the recipe! What out, there’s a lot of butter in this … but it’s so worth it!” – Mandy

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Caramel Icing

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Caramel Icing


  • 2 sticks of butter (unsalted)
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • For Icing:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Let butter, margarine, cream cheese & eggs sit out until room temperature
  2. Cream 2 sticks of butter, margarine & cream cheese together.
  3. Add sugar (1 cup at a time)
  4. Add eggs (one at a time)
  5. Add cake flour and baking powder (1 cup at a time)
  6. Add vanilla extract
  7. Spray a bundt pan with Pam or Baker's Joy non-stick spray then add cake mix
  8. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 12 min.
  9. For Icing:
  10. Cook butter, brown sugar and milk. Boil for 1 minute
  11. Cool to lukewarm, add powered sugar and beat until smooth


  1. I’m planning on making this for a BBQ this weekend. Thank you for sharing.

    • I made this yesterday for dessert but did a salted caramel icing which changed the taste a bit and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  2. Kayla Sheaffer

    You had me at Carmel Icing! Wow….When I get home Mandy it’s going to be the first thing I try making! Yum! TY for sharing! I love when people share recipes! Xo

  3. Susan Nolen (suzzy1969)

    Im from Alabama and homamade pound cakes are a must at any family gathering!….this recipe looks amazing and can’t wait to fix this for me and my hubby….Thank Mandy for sharing your aunt’s recipe with Mary Beth and thanks for sharing it with us fans! Yum!

  4. Mama Pickford

    What would happen if you substitute more butter for the margarine? I don’t buy margarine.

  5. Oh yes! A Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Caramel icing to boot??!!! I must try this! Thanks for sharing, Mary Beth!!! 😍

  6. This Cake looks Yummy and you look Beautiful Mary Beth!!! We Love You on #Days with Steve! @stayla You look a lot like Meg Ryan!!! 😘❤️❤️❤️

  7. Connie D

    This sounds delicious. I think I’m going to have to make this for one of our family get togethers untherwise I will eat it all and I don’t think it’s on my diet plan!!😊

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