Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake

"This is a recipe from Paula Deen that appeared on when I was searching for a chocolate cake. I loved the idea of a chocolate cake with cream cheese in the batter! I substituted half the butter with vegetable oil just because I was running out of butter but it still turned out very rich. My 2 and 4 yr old boys were fighting over the crumbs it was so good!"
photo by Lyn S. photo by Lyn S.
photo by Lyn S.
photo by Lyn S. photo by Lyn S.
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease/spray a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa. Add about half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat well. Add remaining flour mixture and beat well for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into Bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is there a reason no milk is listed in this recipe
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  1. The cake is easy to make, light, moist and has great favor. I had to bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is my first chocolate pound cake, and I love it. I did make a few changes to make sure the cake was not too dense and dry. I added all 6 eggs at one time. After I measured...I sifted the cake flour, baking powder and cocoa together. I was careful not to over mix when adding the flour mixture. I am testing cakes for the holidays...I will be making this one.
  2. This is an excellent cake. I'm a big fan of pound cakes, especially those made with cream cheese. When making a chocolate cake I look for those recipes which contain at least 1/2 cup of cocoa. With 3/4 cup cocoa in this recipe, the cake is nice and chocolately yet not so much so that it masks the flavor of the cream cheese. It has great texture and unfortunately, it will only last 2 days at my home!
  3. My fiance asked me to make him a chocolate cake with cream cheese in it for his birthday. I searched on Pinterest and came across this,recipe. That was in July and since then, I've been requested to make it about six more times. I recently discovered that this cake works really well in a sheet pan. It only takes between 12-14 minutes to bake in that shallow pan, so look out!
  4. I made this cake for Thanksgiving for the very first time. It was delicious and the first desert gone. I have another one in the oven now can't wait!
  5. This is a truly amazing cake! I already have requests to make another one and I just made it for the first time a few days ago!


  1. Half cup margerine. Soft Half cup butter soft 1 box of cream cheese 3 cups sugar Mix til creamy 6 large eggs room temp Beat in one at a time til incorporated. Add 3 tbsp vanilla flavor. Add one 4oz box semi chocolate baking bar melted in micro wave with 2 tbsp of whole milk Mix all ingredients til smooth. Add 3 cups down flour mix til smooth. Pour into a 14"× 4" bread pan sprayed with Pam with flour. Place on next to bottom rack in oven at 275 degrees for no more than 2 hours After one hour and a half hours check with tooth pick in middle and each end toothpick should come out clean if not continue at 15 minute intervals til done. Remove let stand half hour flip out on wax paper and foil with foil on bottom let sit another half hour then wrap the foil and wax paper around til sealed for another hour.. Unwrap and serve. May use icing if wish once cooled. Frosting 1 cream cheese soft 1 cup powdered sugar, and 1 quarter cup of chocolate syrup mix all ingredients then spread. This cake is be a pound cake.
  2. espresso powder, loaf pans, chocolate chips
  3. So far so good! The recipe doesn’t include when to flip the pan. 10-20 minutes. I found this a helpful resource
  4. Cream cheese chocolate pound cake.
    • Review photo by Duane L.



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