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I have an awesome cream cheese and blueberry pound cake recipe that I love to bake. Can it be left on the counter and for how long?

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If you have a true pound cake, it should be good at room temperature for 2-3 days, well wrapped.


The title of your question made it sound like you have a cheese cake, perhaps with a pound cake base. If that is the case:

Cheesecake is essentially a custard of cream cheese, eggs, and dairy.

None of these foods should normally be left at room temperature for an extended period of time, as they are all quite perishable.

I would recommend leaving a cheesecake out for no more than 2 hours or so, the same as any other perishable food.

See also: How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?

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It's a cream cheese pound cake (marthastewart.com/315556/cream-cheese-pound-cakes), not a cheesecake. –  Satanicpuppy Sep 27 '13 at 12:57
    
A lot of cheesecakes have pound cake cases... but will update. –  SAJ14SAJ Sep 27 '13 at 12:58
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Pound cake is good for a day or two on the counter, a week or so in the fridge, and indefinitely in the freezer...they freeze really well due to their high density. The addition of cream cheese doesn't make a notable difference in texture, though if you're using a frosting that will change things.

I tend to make mine in job lots, and freeze them...Stick 'em in a freezer bag, press out the air, and you're good to go. Best to eat it inside a couple of months, or it'll dry out a bit.

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