Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Recipe by Olha7397
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter and flour a 10 inch (25 cm) bundt pan. Set aside while you prepare the batter.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and lemon zest, if using, and beat until incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 1 to 1 hour 15 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 20 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely. (The cake is cooled in the pan first for about 20 minutes so the cake has time to set. The cake may collapse if you try to remove it from the pan too early.).
  • Serves 10 people.
  • Will keep several days well wrapped at room temperature and over a week when refrigerated. Can also be frozen.
  • Note: Serve plain or dusted with confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar). This cake is very nice when served with fresh berries and softly whipped cream. The acidity of the berries compliments the sweetness and richness of the cake. Also good with ice creams and/or strawberry or raspberry purees. Leftovers can be toasted lightly.
  • *Note: To make your own superfine sugar - place 3 cups (600 grams) granulated white sugar in bowl of food processor. Process until very fine, about 30 seconds.
  • Note: Lemon zest is the yellow outer rind of the lemon that contains the fruit's flavor and perfume.
  • Note: Can substitute lemon or almond extract for the vanilla extract.
  • Joy of Baking.
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