Cookies ’n’ Cream Pound Cake


Well, now I have two problems.

1. I love Stonyfield Whole Milk yogurts.

2. I am obsessed with pound cake. They are delicious and easy and I can make them using only one bowl!

There could be worse things to happen, I guess.


After making the orange yogurt pound cake, I knew I wanted to try some new flavors.

And every time I thought about what kind of pound cake to make next, all I could think about was a cookie-studded, double-vanilla pound cake. Once I found a jar of vanilla bean paste for only $5 at the Amish Market by Nick’s parents’ house a few weekends ago, I knew it had to happen.


Vanilla bean paste may be my new favorite thing!

It’s intense and extremely aromatic compared to regular vanilla extract. Plus, it’s less work than scraping out my own vanilla beans AND it was cheaper!

I love being able to see those little flecks.


Basically, this cake has it all.

Vanilla yogurt + vanilla bean paste + crushed Newman’s O’s + vanilla glaze.

AND it’s whole wheat.

There’s not much else to say except grab a glass of milk and dig in.

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Pound Cake

Serves 10-12

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 – 1 cup crushed Newman’s O’s or Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix the crushed cookies into the batter.
  6. Fold the oil in until the batter is combined.
  7. Pour into pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. While the cake is cooling, mix the glaze together.
  9. Drizzle over the top of the cake once it has completely cooled, and spread out over the entire loaf.
  10. Slice and serve.



32 Responses to “Cookies ’n’ Cream Pound Cake”

  1. #
    Christie {Nourishing Eats} — March 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Very creative, Brandi!

    Does that vanilla bean paste have sugar in it? I can not find it without added sugar.

  2. #
    admin — March 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Yes, I think it does, sadly.

    I’ll have to check again when I get home to make sure, but I think it had evaporated cane juice in it.

  3. #
    Amanda (Eating Up) — March 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I love one bowl recipes! The less dishes the better–especially when you can still produce something as delicious as this!

  4. #
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — March 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    ahhh this looks so good right now! i’ve never heard of vanilla bean paste. very cool

  5. #
    Sarah R — March 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I need to find some vanilla bean paste–off to search the internet…

    The pound cake looks delightful!

  6. #
    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    This looks amazing!! Love this idea.

  7. #
    Kalin — March 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’m jealous of your vanilla bean paste! I’m guessing between my coop and the baking store in my hood I could find some, but it’d also probably cost me way too much!
    Clearly, I need an amish market!

  8. #
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen — March 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I have a Cookies ‘n Cream cake recipe that I make…but I love the idea of using it in a whole wheat pound cake! I might have to experiment with this (and use those free coupons I won from you!)

  9. #
    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — March 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Holy moly – this looks amazing! LOVE the addition of Newman’s O’s…mmm!

  10. #
    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — March 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    This is so ridiculously awesomely creative and I have to make it!!!!!

  11. #
    Kacy — March 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Oh mah goodness! That looks amazing! And dare I say I could almost even make it?! Almost.

    • admin replied: — March 4th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      You totally could :)

  12. #
    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — March 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Oh this looks fantastic and has my mind spinning at the baked goods I could add cookies to! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  13. #
    janetha @ meals and moves — March 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    This looks so good and it’s SO unique! And, guess what? Tomorrow is national pound cake day :) Vanilla bean paste IS my favorite thing.

    • admin replied: — March 4th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Perfect timing! :)

  14. #
    Angie — March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve never had the newmans cookies! are they really similar to oreos? are they organic?

    • admin replied: — March 4th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Yes, almost exactly like oreo’s! And yes, organic.

  15. #
    Melissa @ TryingToHeal — March 4, 2011 at 4:52 am

    wow, that looks delicious!!! i need to make that for my brothers!

  16. #
    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun — March 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    That pound cake looks delicious! Make anything with oreos in it and I’ll devour it! ;-)

  17. #
    Katie — March 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    You’re a genius, Brandi! I love the idea, and the pound cake looks so delicious!

  18. #
    Shannon — March 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    you really are obsessed with pound cake :) but i’m not complaining! looks delicious!!

    • admin replied: — March 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      I know! :) Now I’m just wondering what to do next ….

  19. #
    natalie (the sweets life) — March 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    oooh I need to get myself some of that paste!! This looks great!

  20. #
    Kelly — March 4, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! That vanilla bean paste sounds like quite the steal! I’m incredibly jealous. And yes, I agree with you, much worse problems to have than an addiction to yogurt and poundcake. :-D

  21. #
    holly — March 6, 2011 at 12:31 am

    is it wrong i want a slice of this with a big scoop of cookies n’ cream ice cream?

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