1: Indulge in the classic delight of a Cream Cheese Pound Cake. This heavenly recipe promises a velvety texture and rich flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Let's begin!

2: Start by preheating your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a bundt pan generously with butter and dust it with flour to prevent sticking.

3: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. This creates a luscious base for our pound cake.

4: Gradually add 2 cups of granulated sugar to the butter and cream cheese mixture while continuing to beat. Ensure that the sugar is well incorporated.

5: Next, beat in 4 large eggs, one at a time, until fully combined. This step helps create a tender and moist texture for our Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

6: Slowly add 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract to the batter and mix until well combined. The aroma will infuse beautifully, enhancing the overall flavor.

7: In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups of cake flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Sift the dry ingredients together to remove any lumps.

8: Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with 1 cup of whole milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients for optimal results.

9: Once all the ingredients are well incorporated, pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smoothen the surface. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.