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Ginger's Pound Cake Recipe

Kyle’s mother-in-law, Ginger, makes the most delicious cream cheese pound cake, and once we tried it, we were hooked. Ginger was gracious enough to share the recipe with us, and we’re delighted to be able to share it with you! 

 

This recipe takes classic, beloved pound cake and infuses it with the rich, tangy goodness of cream cheese, creating a cake that’s incredibly moist, velvety, and bursting with flavor. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through creating a show-stopping dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. 

 

 

Why We Love Ginger’s Pound Cake 

 

  • Versatility: Cream cheese pound cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it's for a casual family gathering, a festive holiday celebration, or a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party. 
  • Quantity: This recipe makes 3 medium-to-large loaves in our loaf pans, making it easy to share with loved ones.  
  • Ease: Ginger’s Pound Cake is relatively easy to whip up and pop in the oven, making it a go-to in our homes when we’re craving dessert or needing a baked good for a hostess gift.  

 

A Few Key Ingredients for Ginger’s Pound Cake 

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Here are a few key ingredients for this simple and easy pound cake: 

 

  • Flour – All-purpose flour strikes a balance between being too dense (like bread flour) and too light (like cake flour). 
  • Cream cheese – Creamy and slightly tangy, cream cheese adds extra richness to this recipe. 
  • Large eggs – Half a dozen large eggs help with the leavening process of the cake. 

 

Tips For Preparing Ginger's Pound Cake 

 

Follow these tips when preparing your own pound cake: 

 

  • Avoid over-mixing: Once you add the flour to the cake batter, mix just until combined. Overmixing can develop too much gluten, leading to a dense and tough cake. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy: This incorporates air into the batter, which helps the cake rise and results in a lighter texture that we love. 
  • It may be tempting to speed up the preparation process, but it’s important to make sure that the called-for ingredients are are room temperature. This helps them to mix more easily and evenly, leading to a smoother batter and better texture. 

 

Ginger's Pound Cake 

Yields 3 loaves 

 

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Ingredients:  

  • 3 cups white granulated sugar 
  • 3 sticks butter, room temperature 
  • 8 oz cream cheese 
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature 
  • 3 cups flour 

 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees 
  2. Cream butter and cream cheese
  3. Add sugar, and beat well 
  4. Add half of eggs and mix well 
  5. Add half of flour and mix well 
  6. Mix in the second half of the flour, then the second half of the eggs 
  7. Pour batter evenly into 2-3 loaf pans 
  8. Bake for 1 hour, 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

 

Recipe Courtesy of: Ginger Proctor. 

 

 

How To Store Ginger’s Pound Cake 

 

To store any leftover pound cake, simply cover the loaf pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store on the counter for up to four days at room temperature. 

 

Favorite Things to Serve with Ginger's Pound Cake 

 

This delicious cake lends itself to pairing perfectly with fresh berries, like blackberries or raspberries. We love to pick up fresh berries at our local farmer’s market on the weekend (see our guide to making the most of a farmer’s market visit here!) for topping. A generous scoop of vanilla ice cream takes the dessert to the next level.   

 

Prepare It In 

 

We always find it helpful to prepare ingredients before we begin baking by measuring and setting them out in small bowls. For this recipe, we used our Signature White Rimmed Dinner Plate, our Signature White Ruffle Bowl, our Fundamental Wood Ruffle Small Bowl, and our Fundamental Wood 9in Ruffle Bowl to organize ingredients. 

Signature White Rimmed Dinner Plate
Signature White Ruffle Bowl
Fundamental Wood Ruffle Small Bowl
Fundamental Wood 9in Ruffle Bowl

 

Serve It Up 

Since this recipe fills up several loaf pans, you can make three matching ones, or mix-and-match with our Iris Blue Ruffle Loaf Pan, Signature White Ruffle Loaf Pan, or Red Stripe Ruffle Loaf Pan. 

Iris Blue Ruffle Loaf Pan
Signature White Ruffle Loaf Pan
Red Stripe Ruffle Loaf Pan

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