best cream cheese poundcake ever

poundcakeI got this recipe from my Mom’s friend, Carolyne.  Sooooo good.  Pretty easy too.

3 c flour
1 T baking powder
¼ t salt
1-8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 ½ c butter
2 ¼ c sugar
6 eggs
1 ½ t grated lemon rind
2 t lemon juice
1 t vanilla
Powdered sugar for dusting

Heat oven to 325 degrees. In medium mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until blended. Beat in sugar until smooth. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, rind, and vanilla; mix. Slowly sift in flour mixture until blended. Beat until flour is completely mixed into batter (batter will be heavy). Turn into buttered bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand in pan for 10 minutes. Place on serving plate and let cool. Dust with powdered sugar.



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