Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cream cheese pound cake

Can't wait to try this one out!

1 1/2 C. butter softened
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese softened
3 C. sugar
6 eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. lemon extract
3 C. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Confectioners' sugar
sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream optional

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 addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture until blended.

Pour into a greased and flour 10" fluted tube pan. Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, strawberries.

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