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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake

OMGoodness! Rich Vanilla Beans in the cream cheese pound cake and the glaze for a double win! Amazing, velvety, moist and dense -- heavenly!
Cook Time45 mins
Author: Kim Lange


Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake Batter

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Vanilla Bean scraped

For lots of Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla almond milk or milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Pound Cake Batter

  • In large bowl, using mixer, cream the sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla bean paste.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each egg addition.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cake flour and baking powder and gently fold the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients until it is just combined.
  • For a bundt cake, grease and flour the bundt pan well and pour in the cake batter and bake for 50-60 mins.


  • For loaf pans use 2 - 8-1/2 x 4-1/2" parchment lined loaf pans and divide the batter between the two pans evenly and bake for 30-40 mins.


  • Use a 9 x 5" pan, parchment lined loaf pan bake for 50-60 mins.

For Doneness

  • Insert a toothpick or cake tester near the center of the cake; it should come out clean, with no batter sticking to it.
  • Cool on wire rack.

To make the Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • Beat all ingredients together until very smooth. Add more or less milk to get the glaze to the proper consistency you would like. Add more powdered sugar for thicker.
  • Drizzle or pour on top, let set.
  • To quick set, put in fridge for 5 minutes or so.
  • Place in airtight container for storage.


You can also use 1 vanilla bean and divide it between the cake and glaze, if you want to tone the vanilla down. You can also leave the vanilla bean out as well, Great any way you make it!
Do not go over the flour measurement and do not over-bake. It will dry the pound cake out.