Let the calorie fest continue! These bundt cakes are not messing around. They each contain at least a cup of butter and like, 6 eggs! Thank god I’m pawning them off on my clients so I don’t have to worry about eating them all. Haha! That’s how we do it here on betsylife. I’ve made and eaten a ton of “light” cakes, many of which are VERY good, but there is something to be said for using the ‘full fat/flavor’ ingredients. Maybe just for special occasions……..or every day for a whole week for no good reason.
I got done with work a bit early today, and am about to embark on a little workout mission. I’m hoping to feel better about myself for all the cake I’ve consumed (not ALL of the cake went to my clients, just MOST of it) I’m already looking forward to some projects I have brewing in my brain for this weekend. Is it really only Tuesday??
Strawberry swirl cream cheese pound cake recipe from Southern Living
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 6 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup strawberry glaze****See below
- 1 (6-inch) wooden skewer
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese, beating until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
2. Gradually add flour to butter mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape bowl as needed. Stir in almond and vanilla extracts. Pour one-third of batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (14-cup) tube pan (about 2 2/3 cups batter). Dollop 8 rounded teaspoonfuls strawberry glaze over batter, and swirl with wooden skewer. Repeat procedure once, and top with remaining third of batter.
3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).