I searched far and wide for a pound cake recipe and ended up with this one because of one ingredient – CREAM CHEESE! That made it stand out from other recipes that I looked at. So I decided to go with the unique one! This is taken from the Better Homes and Garden (May 2009 isue). It was my first time baking a pound cake at home, and I was impressed by the outcome. YAY! I was excited and nervous as I waited for the cake to be done. It felt like forever, but once I took a bite, it was perfect! 🙂 If you have another recipe that you have tried, pass it on 🙂
- Eggs – 6
- Butter – 1 cup
- Cream Cheese – 8 oz
- Sugar – 2 1/2 cups
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Vanilla – 4 tsp
- Cake flour – 3 cups or 2 1/2 cups + 2tbsp of all purpose flour
- Sliced Almonds – 1/4 cup
Begin by beating the butter on low speed and add the cream cheese after couple of minutes. I kept the speed on low and continued until it was blended well. While beating, add sugar, vanilla and salt and beat on medium speed for 5mins until it is light and fluffy. Next, add the eggs one at a time and continue beating.
Now its time for the dry ingredients, turn the speed to low, and add the flour. Beat the batter until well blended and smooth. Once you have accomplished this, its time to bake.
Butter your cake pan well. If you have a 10 inch cake pan, pour it all in, if not divide the quantity and bake. Shake pan gently to distribute the batter. Add the sliced almonds on top and its time for the oven.
Bake the cake in a 300F oven for 1hr 15mins or until the cake is done. Transfer the pound cake to a cooling rack for 10mins before removing from pans and serving.