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.
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.