Cream Cheese Pound Cake

May 14, 2012 by

The pound cake is a British Creation dating back to the 17th Century.

The name (Pound Cake) comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. No leaveners were used other than the air whipped into the batter. In the days when many people couldn’t read, this simple convention made it simple to remember recipes.

A cake made of 1 pound of each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour would have been very large and would have been able to serve multiple families. As years went by, the portions of the ingredients used were adjusted to make a smaller, lighter cake. However, the name of the cake stuck.

By the mid 1800’s pound cake recipes began to deviate slightly from the original formula to make a lighter cake. The Pound Cake has traditionally been a popular dessert in the southern states. The first known cookbook written by an African-American, Abby Fisher, called What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. Mrs. Fisher, born a slave, somehow found her way to San Francisco soon after the Civil War and created a life and business there manufacturing and selling “pickles, preserves, brandies, fruits, etc. Mrs. Fisher could not read or write. It is said that her friends wrote down her recipes and helped her publish her cookbook. Her cookbook includes two Pound Cake recipes. Artificial leaveners (baking powder/soda) were added. Today, pound cakes use different proportions of the same ingredients as the original formula to produce a lighter cake. Info from the webpage whats cooking in america.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cake flour
3 cups sugar, 6 eggs
1 -8oz cream cheese
2 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

1.   Melt butter and cream cheese in microwave for 50 sec. Mix sugar, butter and cream cheese together, mix well. Add 1 egg then beat well. Alternate with flour and beat well again. You end with an egg. Add the flavorings and beat well. Pour in greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350F preheated oven for 70 minutes. On 2nd top shelf. 

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Cook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 cups sugar, 6 eggs
  • 1 -8oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and cream cheese in microwave for 50 sec. Mix sugar, butter and cream cheese together, mix well. Add 1 egg then beat well. Alternate with flour and beat well again. You end with an egg. Add the flavorings and beat well. Pour in greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350F preheated oven for 70 minutes. On 2nd top shelf.
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3 Citrus Pound Cake

Jan 22, 2012 by

The name Pound Cake comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. No leavens were used other than the air whipped into the batter. In the days when many people couldn’t read, this simple convention made it simple to remember recipes.

Ingredients

For the cake
1 grapefruit
1 lemon
1 lime
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups unsalted softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups cake flour (If you don’t have cake flour, substitute 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour)
1 vanilla bean
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
For the glaze
2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
1 tbsp reserved grapefruit juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar
grated grapfruit
lemon and lime peel.

Instructions

1.  Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9 to 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan. Set aside.

2. Grate peel from grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Place 2 tsp each grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange peel in small bowl; add milk and 1 tbsp grapefruit juice. Mix well.

3. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. (Mixture will appear curdled).

3. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Combine gradually the dry flour mixture to the wet butter sugar egg mixture, alternately add the milk mixture, beating just until moistened after each addition.
4. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
5. Combine 2 tablespoons melted butter and reserved 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice in small bowl. Add powdered sugar; stir until well mixed. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional grapefruit juice, if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency.) Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with grated peel, if desired.

 

3 Citrus Pound Cake

20 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the cake
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (If you don't have cake flour, substitute 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp reserved grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • grated grapfruit
  • lemon and lime peel.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9 to 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan. Set aside.
  2. Grate peel from grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Place 2 tsp each grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange peel in small bowl; add milk and 1 tbsp grapefruit juice. Mix well.
  3. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. (Mixture will appear curdled).
  4. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Combine gradually the dry flour mixture to the wet butter sugar egg mixture, alternately add the milk mixture, beating just until moistened after each addition.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
  6. Combine 2 tablespoons melted butter and reserved 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice in small bowl. Add powdered sugar; stir until well mixed. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional grapefruit juice, if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency.) Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with grated peel, if desired.
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