Monday, May 24, 2010

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pound cake, so named because it has a  pound of each ingredient in it, can only get better if you add a little extra something, right?  And why shouldn't that something be cream cheese?  This recipe comes to you straight out of  Rosie's All Butter Fresh Cream Sugar Packed cookbook.  Like a few other notable chefs, this gal doesn't hold back or worry about calories in any of her recipes.
Do you own a similar fancy cake pan?  Have you ever had problems getting the cake to come out of the pan in one piece?  Here is a nifty trick: melt some butter and brush it into every stinkin' groove.  Then put the pan into the fridge for about 5 minutes so the butter can solidify.  Remove the pan from the fridge and dust with flour or cocoa, dumping the excess powder out.  Then immediately fill with cake batter and bake.  You shouldn't have any more problems using this process.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake:
3 sticks butter
1 8 ounce brick cream cheese
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups cake flour (or sifted all-purpose flour)
Cream the butter and cream cheese.  Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until well blended.  Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the mixer bowl between each addition.  Add the flour and beat for 30 seconds.  Pour into your well greased pan and bake 325 degrees for one hour and ten minutes or until it tests done with a skewer or toothpick.


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, my! This looks fabulous! I love pound cake!!

Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day!

Brenda said...

What a great idea for greasing the pan, thanks for that tip!

Belinda said...

Cream cheese can make such a difference!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Way too early to be looking at something so tasty! I'm getting hungry now! That looks and sounds delicious! thanks!

Country Gal said...

i have never heard that tip for greasing the pan! What a great idea!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That looks so yummy!!! I looove pound cake. I've been looking for a good recipe. thanks for sharing!

UKZoe said...

I have a really fancy flower shaped cake pan I have never had the guts to try because of its fiddly shape. I might just give it a go with that tip and heck, why not use this recipe too.

bonnie said...

great tip for the pan, I have a fancy cake pan but hardly ever use it..


JillyAn said...

That is one beautiful cake! It's been years since I made a cream cheese pound cake but that might have to change after seeing this!

ButterYum said...

Mmmm... look at that crumb! Absolute perfection.

I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit.


ButterYum said...

PS - I have the same pan and I find Baker's Joy is works very well. Another trick is to sprinkle the pan with sugar instead of cocoa or flour after it's buttered. It really, really works!


Miranda said...

Believe it or not, I have never made pound cake...BUT I want too. I want to make this one!!! It looks absolutely wonderful!

Nanna said...

I love a good pound cake this looks sooo good!looks thick liek the ole tyme butternut pound cake

Joanne said...

I've decided that if you're going to make cake, you should just go all out. Having dessert once a week (or every day) won't KILL anyone. This pound cake looks delicious! Cream cheese is the perfect addition to it.

Jasey said...

Thanks for your reply. I live at @ 7000 feet - I am really excited to try this! I love pound cake toasted with butter and served with a fresh fruit sauce!

~Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

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