The perfect textured pound cake, which as a bonus uses less sugar than the traditional recipes, due to the addition of fresh strawberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Cream nonfat cream cheese, 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons butter, and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add salt and vanilla extract and beat the mixture well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Gradually add flour, one cup at a time, beating until just incorporated into the batter. Add strawberries after the last cup of flour and beat for a few seconds. Finish mixing with spatula if you need to.

  • Pour batter into the prepared Bundt® pan. Lightly sprinkle the top of the batter with the vanilla sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Cook's Note:

I say "muddle" the strawberries because I literally used my muddler to almost puree some of them, while still having some chunks in place. You could puree them completely for no chunks or leave them chunkier if you desire. This is a matter of texture and up to you.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 61.9g 20% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 137mg 46% DV; sodium 445.4mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
I made this Strawberry Pound Cake for a dinner party tonight. All the guest raved about it. I will make again. Also may try other seasonal fruits. Thinking fresh cherries would also be good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2020
Dense dense cake which after cooked looked raw in the center. Followed the directions exactly as written. The batter looked amazing and the cake smelled delicious while baking. After cutting the cake the middle was dense yellow almost raw like it tastes okay but what a waste of good ingredients and fresh eggs. Six eggs seemed to be to much. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
I made this Strawberry Pound Cake for a dinner party tonight. All the guest raved about it. I will make again. Also may try other seasonal fruits. Thinking fresh cherries would also be good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2018
I followed this recipe as is. The cake itself is lovely. It s dense and mildly sweet. I love the flavor the cream cheese adds. I did have to bake it an additional 10 minutes to get it cooked through. The strawberries turned to mush in the cake. Which I expected baking strawberries in a dessert. I would try this again with the cake recipe base and substitute the strawberries for peaches or blueberries. I think one of those would hold up better in this type of cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
Very tasty. Sliced my strawberries. Will make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2018
I was looking for a holiday pound cake so I adapted this one with 2 cups of chopped fresh cranberries. I ended up cooking it for 75 minutes. It still looked under-cooked after I sliced it but upon tasting it that wasn t the case. It was very good but almost too dense. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
I made this cake to take to my Wednesday night bible study class and it was a hit! I put a chocolate ganache icing , a recipe I got off of all recipes and it was a hit. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
It was delicious made it exactly like the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
My husband wants it for his Birthday. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2018
This was actually really bad Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2019
Very easy. I used regular cream cheese. I did puree the berries so they were smooth with some chunks. I like weighing fruits and 14 ounces berries without the green stem gave me the 2 cups I used. So basically buy a pound and use the container minus any waste. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2020
Dense dense cake which after cooked looked raw in the center. Followed the directions exactly as written. The batter looked amazing and the cake smelled delicious while baking. After cutting the cake the middle was dense yellow almost raw like it tastes okay but what a waste of good ingredients and fresh eggs. Six eggs seemed to be to much. Read More