Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pound Cake- My Favorite

I just love pound cake- the slightly crusty outside; the soft and moist inside, and the wonderful simple flavor it can provide. I've tried a few different recipes over the years, but one I keep coming back to is Cream Cheese Pound Cake, from Allrecipes.com. I make this when I need to take a dessert somewhere, as I don't think I can control myself if I have a whole cake hanging around the house.

The last time I made, it, we were going to dinner at someone's house. As we were leaving, my husband said "Hey, do you guys want to keep the rest of the cake?" Turning to me, he said "You don't mind, right?" "Sure, why not?" I replied, although inside, I was screaming "Noooooo!! I want to take it all home!" In the long run, though, it's probably better that I didn't get to take it home, although I love it so.

To make this cake even more perfect, I usually glaze it with Satiny Chocolate Glaze, also found on Allrecipes.com. I usually use honey in place on corn syrup, and use a little extra. Just add honey or corn syrup until the glaze is as thin as you want it. I like it so that it's thin enough to run down the sides a little, but thick enough to cling to the cake as it does so.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Allrecipes

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2.In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy.

3.Add eggs two at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour all at once and mix in. Add vanilla.

4.Pour into a 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check for doneness at 1 hour. A toothpick inserted into center of cake will come out clean.
 
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4 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh man...that chocolate glaze looks sooooo good!

Anonymous said...

This looks quite yummy Dishy!
Jam

GrannyLooHoo said...

LOL at your "inner you" wanting all the cake! Beautiful cake, Dishy.

HoneyB said...

Great looking cake Dishy and I love how your frosting looks like its clinging and not runny! YUMMY!