Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Philly" Pound Cake

One of my favorites!!! This recipe is one that my mom has always kept around and used since I was little...and I often crave it. It is a versatile treat that can be served in so many ways and it also freezes very well. I always double the recipe and freeze some loaves to pull out later when I'm in a pinch. Absolutely perfect for when you have unexpected company..:-)

Try this:
One of my favorite things to do is cut it in slices then cubes, then layer with rinsed & sliced strawberries, vanilla pudding, and cool whip in a pretty bowl and serve for dessert. So easy and soooo good!

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese

3/4 c margarine

1 1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

2 c flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine softened cream cheese, margarine, sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add eggs; mix at low speed until blended. Gradually add flour sifted with baking powder, mixing at low speed until blended. Pour into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

* I use the small aluminum pans because they are easier to use, they cook more thorough and they are handier to freeze. I cooked them for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Just watch them and take them out of the oven when the top of them springs back when touched. When I doubled the batch, it made 7 small loaves...

Happy Cooking!


  1. delicious I am going to make these tomorrow. The recipe is simple and looks so yummy

  2. Can't make this yet. Still need to lose 10 lbs. :( I've always wanted a recipe for pound cake though. Now I have one! Do you have a lot of freezer space? You seem to freeze things quite often. My problem is that once I put stuff in the freezer, I usually forget about it.

  3. Penny, let me know how it goes!
    Camille, I don't have tons of freezer space because I'm always filling it up! lol Anyway, I freeze stuff and Mike takes it with him to work. This way I don't always have to make things all at once for him to take. When I put stuff in the freezer I have a paper on my freezer door and I write the date I put it in and what it is... this will help you remember what you need to use up! :-)
    Enjoy guys!

  4. Sounds like a great recipe to make on a cold rainy Cali day...


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