Pound Cake with Cream Cheese
I love baking during springtime. There is just something about nice, breezy spring weather and having an afternoon tea party with my favorite cakes and desserts on the patio.
I decided to make cream cheese pound cake loaf from scratch. It was such a great idea, the pound cake turned out extremely delightful and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
How to Make Pound Cake?
Traditionally, pound cake is made with one pound of butter, one pound of flour, one pound of sugar and one pound of eggs. The recipe evolves over time and many other ingredients are added in the classic pound cake recipe, so does the quantity of the main ingredients.
For this recipe, cream cheese is combined with the butter and creamed using an electric mixer or a stand mixer until smooth.
Can You Keep Pound Cake Overnight?
Absolutely. In fact, you want to bake these cakes one day before serving as the cakes taste so much better with amazing texture the next day.
To store the cake overnight, just wrap it up with plastic wraps and then a layer of aluminum foil to keep it moist. You can keep the cake at room temperature, all wrapped up for up to 3 days.
How Long Can You Freeze Pound Cake?
You can freeze these cakes in the freezer, for up to 3 months. Just warm up in a toaster oven or microwave before serving. Make sure you wrap the cakes with plastic wraps plus aluminum foil to ensure freshness.
This Recipe Goes Well with:
For an afternoon tea party, I recommend the following recipes.
Pairs well with:
Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe
This rich, buttery and sweet Cream Cheese Pound Cake is everyone's favorite, as breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert any time of the day. This pound cake recipe is a keeper, bake it today!
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature (1 1/2 cups)
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature (1 bar)
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour and salt in two additions, beating until just combined.
Generously coat two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2- by-2 1/2-inch loaf pans (1 1/2 quarts each) with cooking spray; immediately pour in batter (pan will seem full). Tap pans on work surface to eliminate any large air bubbles.
Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out almost clean, 60 to 75 minutes (if the tops begin to brown too quickly, tent with aluminum foil).
Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Turn out the cakes; cool completely, with top sides up, on a wire rack.
Source: Everyday Food, December 2003