Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Recipe - Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Several guests have asked for this recipe over the last few weeks.  It makes a great summer treat, especially with some fresh fruit on the side!

 Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened                                                                                 
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs                                                    
3 cups all-purpose flour                      
1/8  tsp salt                             
1 TBS. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300.
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well.  Add eggs one at a time, beat until combined. 

Combine flour and salt and gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour into greased and floured 10 inch Bundt pan.

Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 30 – 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack 10 – 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

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