By Jodee Weiland
Looking for something good to serve with all those grilled peaches, that homemade ice cream, or the berries you bought this week? What about a delicious pound cake?
I’m always looking for something to serve with ice cream, grilled peaches, or berries I purchased at the Farmer’s Market. The one thing I know of that complements it all is Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake…Delicious and Easy to Make.
This pound cake is made with cream cheese and that gives it a rich smooth taste. What I like most about Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake, besides the fact that it tastes delicious, it is never overly sweet, but rather just sweet enough. For this reason adding any grilled fruit, fresh fruit, or even ice cream to this pound cake only enhances the flavor rather than putting you into sugar overload. Now don’t misunderstand, this pound cake is delicious even by itself, so when you make it, you decide how you want to serve it. It’s up to you!
Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake…Delicious and Easy to Make
1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted whipped butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 eggs room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan.
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together with a mixer until creamy. Gradually add the eggs, continuing to blend together with a mixer. Once done, add a little of the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture, blending them together. Finally, add and blend in the cream cheese until completely mixed.
Put this in the greased and floured loaf pan you prepared earlier. Once filled, tap the pan lightly and carefully on the counter or table to make sure it is evenly spread in the pan. Put the loaf pan in the oven and bake at 325 degrees for about 60 minutes. When lightly brown, use a toothpick in the center to decide if it is done. The toothpick should go into the center and when withdrawn be clean, if done. Let the pound cake cool before removing from the pan to serve.
When serving your Homemade Cream Cheese Pound Cake…Delicious and Easy to Make, you decide how you want to serve it. I like to serve it a number of ways, but my favorite is with a light dusting of sifted powdered sugar and fresh berries. It’s simple, but so good. On special occasions I will add ice cream with those fresh berries. Whichever way you serve it, one thing is certain, and that is, you are going to love it. So enjoy!