Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake


Yesterday I made Cream Cheese Pound Cake for dessert. It has long been one of our family’s favorite. Rich and delicious, you can serve it with a glaze or with fruit, but it is plenty yummy all by itself.

This recipe can be rather finicky and it is time consuming, but trust me, once you’ve tasted it, I’m sure you’ll agree it is well worth the trouble!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 pound butter
8 ounces cream cheese
5 large eggs
2 cup sugar
2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS
1] Take the butter, cheese and eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour before making the cake. This is very important and can make or break the cake. Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature.

2] Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan, bundt pan or a loaf pan.

3] Beat the butter and cheese in an electric mixer bowl until thoroughly blended.

4] Add eggs one at a time, alternating first with sugar and then with flour mixed with the salt. Beat at high speed at least 5 minutes after each egg is added.  

5] Add the vanilla.
 
6] Pour into prepared pan.

7] Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.

8] Let cool for 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. 

Yum!

  

Kimara

6 Comments

  1. looks TASTY! Any hints for those of us without stand mixers?

    1. If you notice, this recipe has no leavening agent in it (i.e. baking powder or baking soda). It gets its loft by incorporating air into the batter. (Reminiscent of my home economics degree 🙂 So, intense beating of the batter and incorporating the ingredients slowly in mandatory. In short, you CANNOT skimp on the amount of beating you do to this cake and expect it to turn out.

      So… if you have a hand mixer, I suggest you get all your room temp ingredients together, along with a good book, and plan on hanging out by the mixer for 30 minutes! When I first started making this cake many moons ago, I had a hand held mixer. It is definitely an exercise in patience, BUT, this cake is so yummy and rich, I think you will find it is worth it. Just make sure you don’t try to speed the process. If you do, the cake won’t rise properly and it will wind up dense like play dough 😉

  2. Hhhhuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, parece que estu00E1 tu00E3o bom. Vou fazer um tambu00E9m.
    beijos de Maria Filomena

  3. Perfect timing. I need to bring a cake to a coffee tomorrow morning. Won’t I impress? Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to taste it.

  4. That looks just as beautiful as your normal creations but significantly more delicious. I’ll be trying that for sure!!

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