Saturday, December 8

And We All Shall Have Cake

Last night I made a pound cake.
I had intentions of accomplishing this earlier in the day,
but got sidetracked by homework and laundry.

By the time JB had ascertained there was --once again--nothing on television...

I had decided to go to the kitchen and see if my cream cheese
and butter had softened to room temperature.

I always use Mexican vanilla. It's pure vanilla and so much less
expensive (about $2.50 a bottle). The trick--if you don't live in Texas
and can't drive to Mexico--is find someone who's going on a cruise
(like the outlaws) and ask them to bring you some back.

The cake browned nicely.

And this is all there is left today. JB and I sampled a little..
and I did share some with my father-in-law.

Here's the Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe:
  • 8 ounce pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 3 sticks Land O'Lakes unsalted butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Soften cream cheese and butter to room temperature.
Blend together; add sugar, beating slowly.
Add eggs one at time, beating after each addition. Beat until fluffy.
Add vanilla.
Pour into well-greased and floured LARGE tube pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Man I just gained 20 pounds looking at that thing...goodluck with wrapping up end of term school stuff. Is the weather any better where you are?

KathyR said...

The cake looks lovely.

But aren't you supposed to be making Christmas cookies?

I haven't made any yet. This week, I swear.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I wish I were still able to cook. This sounds scrumptious.

cce said...

Beautiful turn out on that cake. I have a recipe that includes a coconut glaze. Looks really similar. We lovvveee pound cake!

Christine said...

your recipe and food pictures always make me WAy hungry! i think i need to get my breakfast now. . .

Anne said...

Beautiful cake. Hmmm almost have me tempted to do some baking!