Cooking with Pastor King: Personal Pan Cream Cheese Pound Cake
All ingredients should be room temperature:
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 cup cake flour sifted*
2 oz. cream cheese
2 large eggs**
1/2 tsp each lemon and vanilla extracts
Cream butter. Add sugar. Mix in cream cheese (not the lowfat kind). Add in eggs one by one. Add in extracts.
Gradually mix in flour until just combined. Do NOT over mix.
Grease and flour pan. Line bottom with parchment or wax paper.
Place in COLD oven. Bake on 350° for 60-80 minutes. Your cook time may vary according to your oven. Cake is done when toothpick/skewer comes out clean. My grandmother could tell if the cake was done if she could "smell" it. I usually turn on the oven light to see if the batter has pulled away from the sides of the pan!
NOTE: The recipe as is calls for a small cake or loaf pan. However, to make a FULL sized cake, multiply the ingredients by FOUR.
*If you do not have cake flour on hand, use All Purpose or equivalent (NOT self-rising).
** A large egg is about 1/4 cup of liquid. Should you need to use a different size egg or egg substitute, please keep that in mind. However, an extra egg or two in the full size recipe won't hurt!