Mary Dean Recipe

By Mary Dean MerryBDelite

25 Min
1 Hr 30 Min

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.

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3 c
swan's down cake flour
3 c
domino sugar
6 large
3 stick
land o' lakes salted sweet cream butter
1 pkg
philadelphia cream cheese (8 oz)
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
pure lemon extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Place 3 sticks of Butter and Cream Cheese unwrapped in a bowl until it gets soft.
Sift Swan's Down Cake Flour 5 Times before measuring into a Medium-Sized bowl. Set aside.
Spray a Bundt Cake Pan or a 10-Inch Tube Pan with Bakers Joy. You may use shortening & Flour instead if so desired. Set Aside
Measure 3 Cups of Domino Sugar. Set Aside
Cream together Butter and Cream Cheese. Add Sugar one cup at a time until fluffy. Mix Well.
Alternately 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.
Stir in Flavor
Pour 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.
May 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

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Doreen Fish dfish
Oct 29, 2011
I'm sold...thank u for sharing!!
Julia Cortez lchloe340
Dec 31, 2011
This is AWESOME !!! I will keep this receipe for Years & Years to come, it's smooth and moist ! and made with quality & LOVE. That's where I am SOLD.
Mary Dean MerryBDelite
Feb 9, 2012
Jeanne Bridges Lakelubber
Feb 20, 2012
WONDERFUL CAKE! I was a little skeptical at first about beating it for so long after putting the flour in, but it was delicious - very moist and velvety smooth. I baked it for one hour, 10 minutes in my oven and it came out perfect. Thanks.
Jeanne Bridges Lakelubber
Feb 20, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Rebecca Henderson Apr
Mar 5, 2012
I have used this recipe for is so good. The only change I made is to use almond flavoring instead of vanilla and lemon. it is our favorite cake
Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Jun 2, 2012

Please share more of your recipes with us--Pleeeeze???? This cake sounds just wonderful and I'm going to put one together tonight to take to our daughters tomorrow as the dessert. Can't wait to try it. I think I'm going to double it tho' as there will be about 12 to 15 people there. I have a HUGE 16 cup bundt pan I'll be using.
I will let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for sharing--and I'll be looking for more of your recipes. ♥ :) :) ♥
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Deletha Mathies Libgirl
Jan 13, 2014
I tried this recipe, it is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! It is the best pound cake I've ever had, I couldn't even believe that I made it . Lol
Robin Mickels twnzmom
Nov 4, 2014
I was excited to make this as it sounded so good. I followed the directions to the tee.
The cake is very dense and dry. It takes forever to cook and it really didn't seem to have much of a distinct flavor. It was just sweet. I made a double batch of the lemon glaze and that seemed to help with flavor and moistness but I was still disappointed.
Robert Jones RJGood
Aug 20, 2015
I gave this recipe a 5-star rating.My first cake from scratch and it was perfect Now people asking me for the recipe.