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Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

An easy to make cake vanilla cream cheese bundt cake with the added richness of cream cheese in both the batter and the decadent vanilla glaze.

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Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake.

Vanilla lovers are a much quieter by nature kinda folks. They don’t need to constantly shout about their flavour passion like some chocolate lovers do. (Oops! Points finger at self.)

This recipe is for them especially if they like the added richness and flavour that cream cheese brings to a cake batter.

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Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

I make a couple of fruitcakes during the Christmas season that use cream cheese in the batter. It’s always those that my holiday guests seem to favour most.

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Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake, just out of the oven.

With that in mind, I reminded myself over the Christmas season to try a simple bundt cake. I used a variation of one of those delicious cake batters and it worked out exceptionally well.

Pure vanilla extract is so much better than artificial.

butter photographed on a wooden cutting board.

Use only real dairy butter.

If you are a cake batter bowl licker this one is for you too. The batter is so rich, creamy and absolutely luscious, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful.

This cake recipe can also be baked in two loaf pans if you don’t have a bundt pan. It may be time to invest in one if you don’t; this recipe baked up absolutely perfectly in my pan.

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Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake,

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Originally published January 2013. Updated March, 2020.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake close up photo of a single slice on a white plate
Yield: 16 slices

Vanilla Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Vanilla takes a back seat to no cake in this rich, moist and very flavourful cream cheese bundt cake, made totally indulgent with a generous amount of vanilla cream cheese glaze.

Ingredients

For the cake batter

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, one standard Philadelphia brand block
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

For the Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 a standard Philadelphia brand block
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream together well, the sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour and baking powder.
  5. Gently fold dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until the flour is fully incorporated.
  6. Bake in well greased and floured bundt pan or two parchment lined loaf pans at 325 degrees F for about 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze.

To make the Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. Beat all ingredients together very well in an electric mixer until very smooth. Add more or less milk to get the glaze to the proper consistency which should be relatively thick but not quite pourable.
  2. Spoon and swirl the glaze on top of the cake and let it drip down naturally.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 99mgSodium 223mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 0gSugar 33gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Tina

Monday 26th of October 2020

This cake looks amazing!! What size Bundt pan did you use? I have an 8” & a 10”

Nina Donovan

Monday 26th of October 2020

What kind of cake flour do you use and where can I purchase it?

John Toth

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

P,S, I forgot to mention that I love your web site. I have saved many recipes from it.

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Stefanie

Saturday 16th of May 2020

Thank you for the very well-written recipe. The cake turned out great on the first try! The cream cheese is a great addition. It helps keep the cake moist without overpowering the vanilla. This is a keeper.

Daphne Tyler

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I did today it looked the batter I mean waiting for the baking. April 11,2020 during quarantine Coronavirus

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