Best Pound Cake

    Best Pound Cake


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    About this recipe: This is an extremely delicious sponge cake, which is rich, dense and buttery. You can dress this cake up with icing or leave it as is. Either way, it's wonderful.

    Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

    • 225g cream cheese
    • 340g butter
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2. Grease and flour a 26cm tube cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy.
    3. Add eggs two at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour all at once and mix in. Add vanilla.
    4. Pour into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check for doneness at 1 hour. A skewer inserted into centre of cake will come out clean.

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