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Versatile Pound Cake

Having a great pound cake recipe in your repertoire is a must for the avid baker. It's highly versatile and can be jazzed up with a ton of different things: chocolate, whipped cream, fresh fruit, syrups, jams, and glazes to name a few. Or you could enjoy a slice of pound cake, in all its simple glory, as an afternoon snack with a frothy cappuccino - like I plan on doing when I make this treat. To make this cake, which is almost as easy as making a cake from a box,



Pound Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
6 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat an additional 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy.
  3. Add cream cheese and vanilla; beat 1 minute. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add to butter mixture. Beat 1 minute or until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown.
  8. Cool 10 minutes; loosen from sides of pan with spatula or knife and gently remove cake. Cool completely on wire rack.

Serves 12.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
*sometimes*
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
my maid makes this sometime for tea partys, works very nice
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Yummers.
Athena1 Athena1 10 years
Thank you. I've been thinking about pound cake lately.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:drool: i can just imagine how it would taste! looks easy, i'd love to do this soon.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Yum-O!!
LadeeVolFan LadeeVolFan 10 years
Sounds like a great recipe! My mother in law makes one very similar and I haven't been able to perfect it like she has. The recipe was passed down from her mother. I think practice makes perfect...perhaps I'll keep trying and taking them to work! :-)
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