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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

When I was growing up, my birthday cake was always Mommas Pound Cake.  It may not sound like much for a birthday cake, but I can assure you, nothing taste better than a fresh, home made pound cake!
This recipe will stay in your family forever.  The melting, rich flavors do not compare to a store bought or bakery cake.  Trust me, even tough you don't know me!
When I grew up and started cooking for my family, I decided to add something exciting and add flavor. YES! It tastes divine!  Cream cheese icing is the BOMB!  Have you ever had pound cake with icing?

Here ya go...

Pound Cake with Cream Cheese icing photo PoundCakewithCreamCheeseicing_zpsb949e0b2.jpg


Preheat Oven to 300°

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
6 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Cream butter
Add sugar (small increments at a time) and egg (one at a time) alternating with sugar
Pound cake batter photo Poundcakebatter_zpseb9d169a.jpgAdd 1/2 cup flour
Add Cream and flour alternating
Pour into a greased tube pan
Bake for 1 and 15 minutes









Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 Stick Butter
1 pound Powder sugar
1/8 cup water

Directions:
Cream Butter and Cream Cheese
Add Powder sugar (in small increments)
Add water (in small increments) until desired texture.

Cream Cheese icing photo CreamCheeseicing_zpse90bed65.jpg


TIP:
Pound Cake spreading icing photo PoundCakespreadingicing_zpsabc00f88.jpg Too thick-add a little water
Too thin-add a little powder sugar

And yes it is important to adhere to (small increments)
 

Spread your icing and you are ready to serve!

Pound cake slice photo Poundcakeslice_zpsae0ab979.jpgTaste good with chocolate milk!


Ovens may vary for cooking times.  I could've baked mine for 10 more minutes.