MARY'S DELICIOUS CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE
Mary Dean @MerryBDelite
I like to use all Land O'Lakes Pure Butter not Margarine; and Domino Sugar,& Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I use Swan's Down Cake Flour for all of my cakes instead of regular flour. This cake was 1st baked by me just on a whim. I was in the store with a good friend of mine one night and wanted some good pound cake. The store did not have any and I decided I would make my own. The next morning I did just that and it turned out perfectly and Delicious!!!. I called my friend told her to come over I had a surprise. She was thrilled. I was nominated every since to bake one of my famous pound cakes for most every birthday or Special Occassion or Church Dinner. I even sold them for awhile. I usually add a frosting to this cake, but it is so delicious that I have been known to cut it straight from the oven with a glass of cold milk. Whether you like frosting or just like it plain, you can't go wrong!! Everyone was pleased.
1Place 3 sticks of Butter and Cream Cheese unwrapped in a bowl until it gets soft.
2Sift Swan's Down Cake Flour 5 Times before measuring into a Medium-Sized bowl. Set aside.
3Spray a Bundt Cake Pan or a 10-Inch Tube Pan with Bakers Joy. You may use shortening & Flour instead if so desired. Set Aside
4Measure 3 Cups of Domino Sugar. Set Aside
5Cream together Butter and Cream Cheese. Add Sugar one cup at a time until fluffy. Mix Well.
6Alternately Add 1 cup of flour and 2 eggs to Mix Beating on Low Speed to incorporate into mix. Do this until all eggs and Flour have been added to batter. Then Mix on High or Surge for about 5 Minutes.
7Stir in Flavor
8Pour Batter into either a Pre- Sprayed or Floured & Greased 10-Cup Bundt Cake Pan or a 10-Inch Tube Cake Pan. Bake in a Pre-Heated Oven at 300 Degrees for One and on-half hours or until toothpick inserted into center of cake come out clean. Cook Time may vary depending on your oven. Be Careful not to overcook resulting in a dry cake.
9May Frost Three Different Ways: I usually am requested to put Lemon, Vanilla, or Chocolate Frosting. For Vanilla I use 1 Box of Domino Confectioners Sugar; 1 Stick of Butter or Margarine (For Richer taste I use Butter) Approximately 1/4 Cup Milk; 1 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract.
In a large bowl with mixer at low speed, Combine Domino Confectioner's Sugar, Butter, Milk and Vanilla. Beat at Medium Speed for 1-2 Minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is at desired spreading consistency.
For Lemon Frosting use same steps. I Add a little yellow food coloring for a perfect effect. Can Also Make a Lemon Glaze by adding lemon juice to Confectioners Sugar instead of Milk & Butter.
For Chocolate Frosting I use 2/3 Cups Hersheys Baking Cocoa; 1 stick of pure butter (Melted); 1 box Domino Confectioner's Sugar; 1/3 cup of Milk; 1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavor Melt Butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately Add Powdered Sugar and Milk, Beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount of additional milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups of Frosting.