Raspberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This recipe is a blend of two recipes from two lovely instructors from 2010 ICES: Janette Pohlman and Carrie from Carrie’s Cakes . com. The cake is so intensely flavorful, you don’t need to tort or fill. Just put a smear of BC between your cakes.


  • • 1 pkg (18.25 ounce) fudge or white cake mix
  • • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • • 1/2 cup water
  • • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • • 4 large eggs
  • • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • About 1/2 cup raspberry (or other flavor) sleeve filling (see directions below)
  • If you wish, also add about 1-2 tsps raspberry (or other flavor) powder to batter to intensify flavor


  1. Place all in a mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides again if needed. Do not over mix. Bake at 325 degrees F.

Raspberry swirl: Mix about ¼ cup raspberry sleeve filling into batter. Fill pan ½ way, using about a #5-#7 tip size opening, swirl raspberry onto batter, then fill up rest of pan. (If the swirl is too thick it takes forever to bake and changes how the cake rises)
If you want to add raspberry powder, just add to taste in batter (probably 1-2 heaping tsps) Powder is hard to find. I got mine at faeries finest . com, also available at My Spicer . com

Comments (4)


This recipe sounds great to me. I'm confused, though, about the instructions. Do you mix the cream cheese in WITH the cake mix? Where does the raspberry filling go? Is the raspberry swirl section at the bottom of the instructions optional to either mix the filling in with the batter or swirl it in?


Forgive my ignorance but what is raspberry sleeve filling?  BTW, I use Koolaid or Jello mixes to flavour a lot of things, perhaps it would work in this cake too (instead of using the raspberry powder).


Hi Apti - I just tried sending you an email and I am not sure if you will receive it as after I clicked on submit I received an error message.  If you do get more than 1 message I apologize as I tried 2 more times to send it.  I do hope you will receive at least one of them, LOL!  I am loving this recipe big time!!  Thanks!