Monday, June 14, 2010
World meet The Diet Buster...
Allow me to introduce to you the most delicious and devious cake known to man. It is dangerously addictive, and impossibly delicious.
It's perfectly dense, with a beautiful, slightly crisp crust.
But it's real danger lies in the fact that it is so very versatile. You can eat it for dessert, you can eat it for breakfast (it's soo good for breakfast), you can eat it for a mid-afternoon or even a midnight snack. Devious.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
1 1/2 cups of butter, softened (bad. bad bad bad. but sooo good.)
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened (again. horribly wonderful.)
3 cups of sugar (I give up...)
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbs vanilla extract
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addiction. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into a greased and floured bundt or tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 35 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in a center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.
If desired, you can garnish with whipped cream, berries, etc. Personally, I like it best in all it's simple, plain, unadulterated glory. : )
PS- you might want to grab yourself a new belt the next time you're out...trust me, it's inevitable. ; )