Just made this cake again last night..perfect taste and texture! Since it is a true butter cake it keeps really well and mellows at fairly cool room temp wrapped or in a cake keeper. I have used this recipe for years with the addition of almond extract! Make sure you beat each egg until fully combined and the texture of the cake will be fluffier than a normal pound cake. If we have any left after two days it gets sliced and put into fridge or freezer. Mine cooks in preheated oven at 300 with two pyrex cups of water on same rack. Varies from hour and a half to hour and forty five minutes..use buttered floured 10 in tube pan..cook until firm lightly brown and cracked on top.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Yield: 1 (10-inch) cake
1 1/2 cups butter, softened at room temp
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temp
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy (do not over beat); gradually add sugar, beating well.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until combined. Crack eggs into a bowl first before adding to the mixture to make sure you avoid shells in the cake mix.
Sift 3 cups of flour. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla from the huge 1 liter Mexican vanilla bottle my mother in law shared with me.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
Smooth the top of the cake or bottom of the cake (depending how you look at it) with a spatula to even it out.
Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack. My pound cake had a crazy crusty layer on the bottom that I just peeled off. It was like candy, it was so sweet and cruchy but it wasn't pretty so I just threw it away.