Pound Cake

Southern Pound Cake

PREP TIME:
20 minutes

DIFFICULTY:
easy

COOK TIME:
80 minutes

SERVINGS:
12 servings

With so many variations to such a popular dessert worldwide, pound cake is yet another classic American Southern cuisine. This take will have you craving more, guaranteed!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1, 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted once before measuring
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix cream cheese and butter in mixer at low speed scraping down walls of bowl once.
  2. Add sugar and beat on low until fluffy and blended well. Scrape bowl once again.
  3. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  4. Add vanilla and almond and incorporate well.
  5. Add the salt to the cake flour and then spoon the mixture into the mixing bowl little by little incorporating after each addition.
  6. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan or layer cake pans and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. A bundt cake averages 1 hour and 20 minutes cooking time. Test with your cake tester to make sure tester comes out clean.
  7. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes on wire rack, then remove and finish cooling on wire rack.

Article Provided By: Allison Thomas

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