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Cake Mix Cream Cheese Pound Cake

A moist and decadent pound cake that tastes like you get at your favorite bakery made simply at home. Enjoy the deliciousness!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bakery style cake, bundt cake, cake, pound cake, vanilla cake
Servings 10 slices
Author Pam


  • 1 box super moist yellow or butter cake mix
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese, make sure it's softened to room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mild tasting oil such as canola or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar for topping, this is optional


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees; generously spray a 12 cup bundt pan with cooking spray (If you have the one with flour already in the spray that works really well for this recipe)

    2.In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix with all the other ingredients. Make sure cream cheese is softened to room temperature.

    3.Using an electric mixer, start off on low and gradually go up to high speed for 2 minutes. The batter should be smooth and fluffy but thick.

    4.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes. Rotate the pan after 20 minutes. Check after 40 minutes with a toothpick, should come out clean or with dry to moist crumbs but no batter or when lightly touch the top of the cake, it should spring back.

    5.Let cool for at least 45 minutes in pan on wire rack then invert onto wire rack and turn back upright. Let cool completely and serve. Enjoy!