Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cream Cheese Pound Cake


I have made this pound cake twice in one week.  It's that good.  I found the recipe on pinterest, which directed me to Elizabeth's Edible Experience.  She starts off by talking about the scene from Sex and the City when Miranda bakes the chocolate cake to "eat her feelings", and can't stop herself from going back for a little more each time.  Even after she's thrown it out.  I wouldn't go as far as to say I'd eat this out of a trashcan, but it is FABULOUS!

This is a very easy cake to make with simple ingredients.  Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened
8oz package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1.) Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating well.
2.) Crack eggs into a prep bowl so as to not drop shells into the cake batter, then gradually add one egg at a time, until incorporated.
3.) Combine the flour and salt and sift together.  Gradually add to the butter mixture, mixing on low until blended. 
4.) Add in the vanilla.
5.) Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.  I used a 12" pan. GREASE WELL! Smooth the top of the cake to make it even. 
6.) Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, remove from pan, and cool on wire rack. 

Serve with powdered sugar on top with fruit.



Notes:
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-What was left over after serving, I sliced up into portions, individually bagged, and froze in a plastic container.  I've been pulling out a piece, nuking for 20-30 seconds and enjoying with a cup of coffee!
-The first time I made this I didn't sift the flower as I didn't see that direction.  It definitely makes a difference in the texture, so don't forget!

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