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ms dot pound cake recipe

Ms Dot Pound Cake Recipe

Miss Dot pound cake is a popular delicious treat from Miss Dot’s Diner & Sweet Shop. It’s an old-fashioned pound cake recipe that has been passed down through generations of Southern cooks. The original recipe is made with butter, sugar, flour, eggs, cream cheese and vanilla extract.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern America
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 125kcal


  •  Big bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisker


  • 5 sticks of butter
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add this to the batter and mix until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 


  • For a more intense flavor, use one teaspoon of lemon or orange zest in the batter.
  • Top with a simple cream cheese glaze for an extra touch of sweetness. Just combine together 4 ounces (113 grams) of softened cream cheese, ½ cup (60 grams) of powdered sugar, and 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) of milk. Drizzle over the cooled cake. 
  • Add a few tablespoons of chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for added texture and flavor.
  • For a richer version, replace half of the butter with vegetable shortening.
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