Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This cake was so moist and delicious.  It is perfect for strawberry shortcake or for your Easter party. I found this at Taste of Home and was a huge hit, I mean how could it not be with so much butter and sugar?

1 1/2 c. butter, softened
1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
3 c. sugar
6 eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. lemon extract
3 c. flour
1/2 t. baking poweder
1/4 t. salt
Strawberries, optional
Whipped cream, optional

*  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.  Beat in vanilla and lemon extracts.  In medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Beat into creamed mixture just until blended.

*  Pour into greased and floured 10 in. bundt pun.  Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.  When cool, cut into pieces and serve.

* If making strawberry shortcake, top with strawberries and whip cream and dust with powdered sugar.
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