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Mardi Gras Pound Cake
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Mardi Gras Pound Cake

Mardi Gras Pound Cake is a tender and moist pound cake with a cinnamon-cream cheese swirl. Decorate with glaze and sprinkles for a festive Mardi Gras treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Mardi Gras
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20
Calories 418kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 7 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Sugar Glaze


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a 15-cup Bundt pan with baking spray with flour.
  • Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.
    Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Sift together flour and salt. Add to butter mixture, alternating with sour cream, beating just until combined after each addition.
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons flour and beat until smooth.
  • Pour half the batter into prepared Bundt pan. Add cream cheese filling and top with remaining batter. Use a knife to gently swirl together the batter and filling. Note: I didn't do a very good job of swirling mine together and that is ok. It just means the cream cheese is mostly in 1 area.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Cover loosely with foil and bake another 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan for 20 minutes. 
  • Whisk together all ingredients for glaze and drizzle on cake. Decorate with sprinkles.


Calories: 418kcal