Thursday, February 24, 2011

No Melancholy Today, but a Recipe

I Made this for Community Group on Wednesday Night.  Bit Hit!
Cream Cheese Pound Cake.
3 sticks of butter, room temp.
8 oz package of cream cheese, room temp.
3 cups of sugar
6 eggs
3 cups of flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour tube pan for pound cake.  I lined the bottom of the pan with wax paper and greased and floured it.  

Cream Butter and Cream Cheese.
Add sugar gradually and cream all of that thoroughly.
Add eggs 2 at a time and beat well, very well, after each addition.
Add flour all at once and carefully mix in - avoiding the big cloud of flour that will rise up if you begin too swiftly.  Then add the vanilla.
Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes - but I had to bake an extra 8 - 10 minutes.
Check with toothpick or clean knife to see when either one comes out clean - out of the cooked cake in the oven.
Take out of oven and allow to rest for a bit.  Carefully remove from pan to your beautiful cake stand for a magnificent presentation.   Just select one of those gorgeous cake stands from your collection which you've acquired over the years.  Just kidding - but it's fun to think about.

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