Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I made two of these Thursday for our 42 Domino group. I had some huge strawberries cut up to go with the cake and Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Now, don't you wish you were there? I found this recipe online at ELIZABETH'S EDIBLE EXPERIENCE, and she said she got it from Southern Living. Do stop by her site and read the story!


1 1/2cups butter, softened at room temp
1(8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temp
3cups sugar
6large eggs
3cups all-purpose flour
1/8teaspoon salt
1tablespoon vanilla extract


1.Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy (do not over beat);
2.Gradually add sugar, beating well;
3.Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until combined. Crack eggs into a bowl first before adding to the mixture to make sure you avoid shells in the cake mix.
4.Sift 3 cups of flour. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla from the huge 1 liter Mexican vanilla bottle my mother in law shared with me. [Blick: No, not my instructions!!]
5.Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
6.Smooth the top of the cake or bottom of the cake (depending how you look at it) with a spatula to even it out.
7.Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.

They were a hit!!  At least this time I had a couple of pieces left over so I could show the texture -- and those strawberries were so huge and so very, very sweet.  This one's definitely a keeper.  But, understand that this one will throw you off on calorie counting, so don't do them often. Don't even think of putting icing on this -- absolutely not needed.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yummy, this looks so good, I do love pound cake will try this one.