Saturday, November 14, 2009

Philly Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Wow, so it's no surprise I am the worst blogger ever! I'm not even going to make any excuses this time. Enough said.

I came across a classic recipe for "Philly Pound Cake" from a really awesome blog. Thanks for sharing, sophistimom!

This was the best pound cake I have eaten. Ever.

But I can't promise it will taste the same with just any cream cheese. So don't take any chances and please use Philadelphia. It is the best. You won't regret it!

I made two regular-sized loaves because I didn't have the mini pans.

The mini's would make lovely gifts all wrapped up or with a simple ribbon. I really like using Martha's food packaging line from Michaels. It's a lot of fun.


Philly Pound Cake
Adapted from Philadelphia Inquirer

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, but not quite room temperature

8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened slightly

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

confectioners’ sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray four mini loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray, and place on a cookie sheet.

2. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and cream cheese. Pour in sugar and mix until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well until each is incorporated.

3. While ingredients are mixing, whisk together four, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients.

4. Distribute batter evenly among the four pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Let cool and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Wrap any extras tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.


j. almodovar said...

yum!!! that looks so good!

Desiree said...

Thanks :) You gotta try this one.

Lew said...

thanks for the recipe! i made them in mini loaf tins and they were so cute!!!!! they taste so nice that i had to make them again today!