Cream Cheese Pound Cake – Easy Peasy Cheesy

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Slices
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Cheesy  title  isn’t it ? Well the  cake  is  cheesy too,  but in a  good  way ! This  cream cheese pound  cake is an old fashioned   easy to make  recipe, that is  loved  by all.     No frosting , frills , no garnishes , just  simple ingredients, and absolute deliciousness !!!

There is  something  so comforting  about  these  old  fashioned  recipes.  The  “super foods”  and  the  latest  dietary  crazes comes and  goes,  but time  and  again  we  come  back to  these tried  and  tested  dishes.  May be  it  has  to do  with  the process of  making  something  for your  loved  ones, may be  it  another  manifestation of  the  hunter gatherer  instincts  in us ..  Or  it  could  simply be  that  for decades  and  centuries  cooks have  perfected  these   recipes ..

So go ahead  and  get  that  recipe  from aunt B   and   give  it  a  try .  Recreate  the  magic or reinvent it.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Batter

Back to  today’s  recipe , let us  be  clear  we  are  not  talking  about  low  cal food. Pound  cake is  rich , unapologetically so.   The   addition  of  cream cheese make it  a  tad  bit  more  moist  and  creamy.   I fell in love  with  it  as  my  did the kids.  A  slice of  this  cake in the  snack box  was  often  requested  during  school  days. In goes  all rich  good  things  and  out  comes  a   delicious   cake.

This is  not  a  cake  where   I  worry   about  getting  that  perfect  even   appearance.   No smooth  finishes  or professional  airbrushed  look here  , rather  the  look  we  go for  is  the  home made , bulging  at  the  seems  , overflowing  with goodness look. In other  words  a  bit of  cracking  on the  top is not just  expected but  desirable !!

Watch the  video to  see  how  easy and simple this recipe is.

Few things to remember

  • Once  all the  eggs  are incorporated  fold  in   the  flour  using  a  spatula or the lowest  setting on the  mixer.
  • If  using  extra  large eggs , do not  add the  milk .
  • Have  the pans  ready  , and pre-heat  the oven before  making  the  batter.
  • Vary the  bake  time  according  to the  size  of  the pan.  Remember  the  thicker  the  cake  is , the  more  time  it  will take  to bake.
  • For   thicker (taller)  cakes  like a  bundt cake  reduce  the  temperature  by 25°F   to facilitate  even  baking.
  • If the  tops  seem  to brown  fast, cover  with a piece of  aluminum foil.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Cooling

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 Loaves

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ingredients

AP Flour - 2 C
Butter - 1 C
Cream Cheese - 8 oz pkg
Eggs - 6
Vanilla Extract- 2 Tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 C (See Notes)
Baking Powder - 1 Tsp
Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Milk - 1/4 C

Instructions

Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding.

Butter and flour the cake pans and set aside.

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

Sift the flour , salt and the baking powder together. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and cream cheese together till mixed well. Add the sugar and cream till smooth. Add the eggs one by one , mixing in well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.

Fold in half the flour mix. Fold in the milk followed by the remaining flour. Immediately pour

the batter into the waiting pan/s and transfer to the hot oven.

Reduce temperature to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes. Insert a cake tester (toothpick/ skewer) to see if the cake is set in the center. If not set, bake for and additional 10 minutes and check again . Bake an additional 5 minutes for desired browning on top.

Remove from the oven. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Slice and serve or wrap tightly and freeze for future use.

Notes

The amount of sugar in the recipe is for a lightly sweet cake. Increase up to 3C to get a sweeter version. If using 3C sugar , increase the butter by 1/2C as well.

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Like I mentioned  earlier  decorations  are  not  needed . In fact  I think  they take  away from the  hearty, rustic  feel of  this  loaf.  So I just serve it as is, with a cup of coffee or tea.   It  freezes   well , and any leftovers  are fantastic on trifles as well .

 

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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