Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Snowy White Glaze

In less than 20 minutes you can have this moist and dense pound cake ready to go into the oven. Perhaps it is the low and long baking time, or the addition of cream cheese that keeps this cake from being dry.  I have made it numerous times and have never had a problem. It is full of flavor by itself but if you prefer to dress it up, you can add a glaze and top with berries.
Bring the ingredients to room temperature and be sure to grease and flour your pan well.
Cream the butter and cream cheese until fluffy and then add the sugar.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time then the flour/salt.
Finish with the vanilla and remember to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl before spooning into prepared pan.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Source:  Southern Living Magazine December 2006 Issue, pages 138-139

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Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
1 ½ cups butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 300°F.

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.  Stir in vanilla.  Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cook completely on wire rack.
A lovely, slightly crunchy exterior and a delicious golden center
Snowy White Glaze
1 10-oz pkg. powdered sugar
5 Tbs. milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Stir together to make a thick glaze that won't drip all the way down the sides of the cake.  Stir in an additional Tbs. or two of milk if you'd like a thinner glaze.
NOTE:  This makes much more frosting than I used on my cake.  You could half the recipe, if desired.
Gift Giving Idea:
Instead of using a tube pan, divide the cake batter among seven greased and floured (5 3/4x3 1/4-inch) disposable aluminum foil pans.  Bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean

82 comments:

canimçektipişirdim said...

woww!it looks wonderfull!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful cake, pound cake is just about my favorite cake. xo

NanaDiana said...

My gosh, Lorraine! You just make the most marvelous food and desserts. How you don't weight 500 pounds is beyond me! Maybe because your stuff is too pretty to eat? I think this is one my son-in-law (especially him) would love. I have saved it to my recipe files. Thanks! xo Diana

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Stunning! It's amazing you can make it in 30 minutes! Simply wonderful!

Maple Lane said...

Such a beautiful cake; the texture is wonderful. Our markets are full of strawberries from FL currently and they would be delicious with this cake. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Stunning magazine ready photos~! You need to have your own cooking show/book/magazine... yep!

I do believe I could smell aroma from my computer screen. How do you stay so thin baking these awesome goodies?

GOD bless and keep you all safe.

Dayle said...

Lorraine, if I ate everything you post I'd be the size of a small barn. My, my but that looks sinfully delicious!

Dayle said...

P.S. Just your photographs almost make me gain weight. They are magnificent!

canimçektipişirdim said...

LDH;sorry!turkish words and english word are not to be a perfect fit at translate:((

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh goodness, what a luxurious cake! It's so pretty and yummy looking, pound cake my fav! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Buttercup said...

I'm with Dayle. I think I can get chubbier just looking at the pictures. I'll be baking again with your inspiration. Hugs and good wishes, my friend.

Janice said...

Looks amazing and is such an 'American' tradition. Love your glaze and fruit topping.

Winnie said...

What a beautiful delicious cake!
It looks like you've spent hours making it :)

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

The last picture is my favorite. Perfect for company or a party. Pound cake is my oldest son's favorite. I'm sure he would love this.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This is SIMPLY FABULOUS!!!!!! I LOVE it and going to make it this week for sure!!! I thank you for dropping by and visiting me and i am now your newest follower! sending hugs and wishes for All the best!!! : ) see you soon!

Lady Farmer said...

Looks delish and it's not even chocolate! :~D The perfect way for me to use up some of those eggs my hens have been laying in abundance!

Pondside said...

This is not helpful at all to my efforts to be a little slimmer for the May wedding.
Of course, I'm printing it as I type!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oh, my goodness! That is a stunning looking desert. I'm trying to figure out how to get a slice through my laptop screen. (Thanks for popping over to my blog and for the nice comment.)
-Karen

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Looks delicious, Lorraine! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Gloria

Leslie's Garden said...

OMgoodness! I haven't had any sugar since January 4th! That looks delicious. Pound cake is by far my favorite cake. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment!

podso said...

It is a thing of such beauty! And I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

podso said...

It is a thing of such beauty! And I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

Patrice said...

Mouthwatering!

Simply Tia said...

Absolutely gorgeous and delicious! This looks like a great dessert for any time of year.

Dimple said...

I think you have a new (maybe it's not new?) calling, Lorraine--food stylist! These are luscious, mouth-watering photos! I can't eat wheat any more, but I can certainly "eat" the pictures!

Petra said...

Hi, I'm a cream cheese addict (besides chocolate), and this recipe looks irresistible. So, I will irresist it. :-)

Susan said...

Whoa, doggie. That looks "FABULICIOUS!"

Honestly, LDH, you are the most incredible baker.

I'm clipping that one for sure. Or, I should say, I'm "copying" it. Clipping might not be a good idea. ha ha ha Susan

Heather said...

Wow that looks so good I just want to stick my whole head in that cake hehehehe!! I love when you share your baking pictures...as always though I only wish I was your neighbor hehehe I would be knocking on your door constantly lol!! ~Enjoy your weekend Love Heather

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Pink Sundays Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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Jessie said...

OMG What a BEAUTIFUL photo!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Heavenly delicious I'm sure. Yum

And I can't leave without saying I think your "Lake Michigan" braided bread looks mighty tasty too. [not fishy tasting at all!!] --kidding.

Angie's Recipes said...

What an amazing pound cake! Love its smooth and light crumb. Gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Your cake looks too pretty to eat! But I'd make an exception! Thank you for sharing your recipe!!!

Mindie Hilton said...

Your photography is beautiful. The dessert sound terrific. I would love for you to share your talents at my weekly fri-monday anything goes linky.

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Lorraine, your pics and cake looked to die for..WOW I could hop through the screen right now. Nice to hear you joined along with me. I have already signed on long ago to your site. Have a great day.

Sue said...

This looks like a keeper, LDH, I am copying it and when our fresh strawberries start bearing next moth, I will be making it. As always thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Sue

Marina said...

This is beautiful! May I have a piece? :)

Alderberry Hill said...

This looks absolutely divine...I could use a piece right about now!
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Yum, yum, yum. Are you up for mailing this to me? It looks so delicious! I also love your photos, you are very talented. Just gorgeous.

I'm stopping over from Sunday's Best Party and I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop over and check out my blog, Adventures of Our Fami-Ly...we definitely have our faith in common!

Have a lovely Sunday,
Sarah

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Happy Sunday Lorraine! I should not have looked at your blog on a day I'm trying to eat better. Your cake looks mouthwatering! You truly do have some of the best food pictures I've seen online. No matter what you show including the "messed up" Danish in the last post, it always looks so good! Thanks for sharing your talents with us and for visiting my new Cozy Home Kitchen blog the other day. I love seeing you!

Robyn said...

Looks delicious! My husband loves all things baked so I think I will try this, Thank you for posting it for us! :)
Robyn

Tracy said...

oh my goodness, I certainly like a piece of that right now...what time is tea?

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful and surely delicious!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure is pretty and makes a fun mosaic! ♥

eileeninmd said...

YUMMY, your cake looks delicious. I wish I could have a piece now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope you have a great week!

Vee said...

Oh I'd love to have a piece right now! Thank you for the recipe and the good directions. I'm snagging.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I want to just dive into that cake. It looks so delicious. V

Kim, USA said...

My gush just by the look it is screaming delish!!

Kim,USA

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So Yummy looking, I am so glad this beautiful cake isn't sitting in front of me because the whole thing would be in my mouth. I'll be making! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

imquilternity said...

mmmm....can't wait to try that recipe! Thanks for sharing. I love your photos...they are wonderful.

kitty said...

Your photos of your exquisite cake are mouth-watering!! The strawberries on top with the little bits of green just make me smile! xoxo

Ebie said...

The cake looks delicious, makes me want to make it.

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have the ingredients, will make one soon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a wonderful, moist and flavorful cake. I am trying hard to diet until after thr wedding and I miss goodies like this!

Not Quite Nigella said...

That cake with the icing looks very inviting indeed! :)

Robin said...

What gorgeous photos you have here! I've been visiting your blog-home and I love it! This cake looks so yummy..every recipe you post looks yummy!(even the one you said didn't turn out just right)
Just wanted to say hi and give you a hug~
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Tracy F. said...

Pound cake is my favorite dessert, and this one looks delicious! Wish I had a slice with my coffee this morning. Your photos are gorgeous!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_23.html

Michele of By Your Side said...

OH MY!! My mouth is watering!!
Came over from Flamingo Toes Think Pink Sundays.
Definitely "pinning" this recipe!!
Thank you for sharing!!

~Michele of By Your Side
http://michele-byyourside.blogspot.com/

Azlin Bloor said...

I love the look and sound of this cake, it doesn't look like a regular cheesecake, does it? And the topping sounds amazing! www.LinsFood.com

Bekah4321 said...

I made this last night for a church potluck. It was a huge hit! I made it Gluten free by using 2 cups white rice flour, 2/3 cup tapioca flour, and 1/3 cup, corn starch + 1 tsp xantham gum. it turned out fabulous! thanks for the great recipe!

Mary said...

Wow, does that ever look amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents at MM. :) xoxo

Karen said...

Oh dear.. I have everything to make this cake. I better go get everything out of the frig to get to room temp. Thanks for posting!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Karen said...

It's in the oven! If it turns out as pretty as yours I'll take a picture of it.
Thanks!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Julie Harward said...

I am sure that I can smell this heavenly thing! I think you all eat very well at your house too! ;)

Rachel said...

I don't know what I did wrong but this cake absolutely flopped for me. :( It was dense and chewy...

Linda said...

Your photos are amazing! And, I am, too, going to give this recipe a whirl. Looove the music, very inspiring...
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Melissa Bo said...

This cake looks so pretty!
Im a new follower, love your blog!

Karen said...

Okay.. I am not particularly a cake eater, but I am now nibbling on a small piece of cake I made from you recipe above. It is to die for! I didn't frost it. I plan to have a sliver for breakfast with coffee. Can't wait.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord! I'm dying here! This looks so good and your snaps are divine! Thank you for the recipe as I know I'm going to make this.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

BigBearswife said...

Oh my word that is beautiful!

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is the most beautiful, delicious looking cake! I am so thankful that you shared the recipe and the helpful gift giving tip. Can't wait to make it.

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring this Thursday at Bacon Time :)

Cindy said...

That! Looks! Divine!
XO Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I do love me some pound cake! This is beautiful!

Balancing said...

This looks so beautiful and yummy. I am your newest follower - I plan to come back and look at some of the other recipes. thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Simply beautiful! I love the addition of cream cheese too. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

ps. I love the name of your blog ♥

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks simply devine! I would love for you to Linkup at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Jennelise said...

What a fantastic looking cake! I am printing the recipe right now! :) Thankyou for sharing - it is lovely to visit your blog
Jennelise

Carrie said...

You've been featured!

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This cake looks amazing!! I love how pretty it is!!! I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/03/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-41/

Natasha Mairs said...

yum

Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday

Natasha xxx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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