Monday, February 21, 2011

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

As I've said before, I'm less of a chocolate cake girl and more of a vanilla cake girl. That being the case, I think pound cake is absolute heaven.
The ingredients in this pound cake are simple: cream cheese, butter, sugar, eggs, flower, a little vanilla and wham you've got cake. The secret to a light pound cake is in the mixing.  The wet ingredients need to be beat a lot to make the cake light and the flour needs to be gently folded in. Let me repeat that... DON'T BEAT THE FLOUR!

What you need:
1/2 package cream cheese (4 ounces), room temperature
3/4 cups butter (1  1/2 sticks), room temperature
1  1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1  1/2 cups flour
1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla

What you do:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until it's silky.








Add sugar in a slow stream while the mixer is still running. Beat until fluffy.
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it. No one wants to be defeated... (I've been singing "Beat It" all day.)

Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.

Add vanilla.

Remember: The butter, cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla mixture should be well mixed because once you add the flour, you are only mixing to incorporate.

Add the flour all at once and fold until just incorporated.
 
Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. (I just spray on some Baker's Joy.)

Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check at 1 hour. A toothpick inserted into center of cake will come out clean.

When Mr.Perfect asked for whipped cream I yelled, "This cake is so good, it stands alone!" Yeah... I didn't have any whipped cream. I did have strawberries though.
This cake really does stand alone!

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15 comments:

  1. I'm not much on cake, but I LOVE pound cake. My favorite thing is to mix in a little bit of orange rind. Heaven.

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  2. i love this cake. i have a similar recipe, going to have to try yours now! thanks for sharing, glad to have found your blog!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  3. So rich and yummy! I love pound cake!

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  4. oh my gosh, NOW i'm in trouble, all I can think about is this cake. Not good. That being said, it looks terrific! ;-) I love vanilla, too. and pound cake.(found you through simply step back) ~Lori

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  5. You were featured today on Simply Step Back- thanks for linking up. Don't forget to stop over for a feature button!

    http://simplystepback.blogspot.com/2011/02/thanks-to-everyone-who-linked-up-to.html

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  6. That looks fantastic! I love pound cake with strawberries! Thanks for linking up to Made From Scratch Tuesday!

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  7. You had me at cream cheese!

    I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/24/cream-cheese-brownies/

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  8. What a lovely slice of pound cake. I bet that cream cheese really made it moist and delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

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  9. I've made several pound cake recipes, and even though I love pound cake, I still haven't found the "perfect" recipe. I will bookmark this and try it out next time I buy strawberries.

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  10. Sounds YUMMY!! That's for the recipe!

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  11. This looks positively delicious! I prefer fruit on a poundcake over shortcakes any day - just as you've shown it. Thansk fro sharing.

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  12. Oh my...these cream cheese pound cake looks delicious! So perfect with strawberries on top!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  13. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I tried it out a few days ago. This cake turned out beautifully.
    http://myhobbielobbie.blogspot.com/2011/03/cream-cheese-pound-cake.html

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