(Strawberry, maybe) Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1
Barbara Eaton

By
@raeofsunshine

This cake, minus the swirl, was brought to work by a co-worker, (thank you Linda B) who is an excellent cook. It can be a diet buster, one bite and you are hooked. Also works great for wedding cakes if you use layer pans instead of a bundt or tube pan.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

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1 1/2 c
butter, softened (3 sticks)
3 c
sugar
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
6 large
eggs
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
almond extract
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2/3 c
glaze (optional) (strawberry, apricot, peach or your favorite
1
6" wooden skewer (or ice pick with sharp narrow point)

How to Make (Strawberry, maybe) Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy.
  • 2Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 3Add cream cheese, beating until creamy
  • 4Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition
  • 5Gradually add flour to butter mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape the bowel as needed.
  • 6Stir in almond and vanilla extracts.
  • 7Pour one-third of batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (14 cup) tube pan
  • 8IF USING GLAZE....Dollop 8 rounded (not full) teaspoons glaze ocer batter, and swirl with wooden skewer. Repeat procedure once, and top with remaining third of bater.
  • 9Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick comes out clean.
  • 10Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completly (about 1 hour)
  • 11NOte: This was tested using Marzetti Glaze for Strawberries.

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