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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I haven’t baked a whole cake for a long time. This one turned out pretty good!

  • 1 + 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 + 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 ºF
  2. Grease and flour cake or loaf pans
  3. Sift together both flours and salt, set aside
  4. Using and electric mixer with paddle attachment,cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mix until blended
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions, mix until well blended, scraping sides of bowl
  8. Pour batter in pan and bake for about 75 to 90 minutes, toothpick should come out clean when inserted into centre (You can cover top slightly with tin foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes if it browns too quickly)
  9. Cool in pan for about 10 to 15 minutes before taking cake out , then on rack until completely cooled

You can serve it with fruits, caramel or chocolate syrups. You can even warm a piece up slightly and put ice cream on top !

Mini Cheese Cake

This is a great dessert.  You can add your favourite toppings or make it into a marble cheesecake. They are so yummy that my daughter ate 3 of them in a day !! 

Makes about 12

For the crust

  • 3/4 cup honey graham crumbs
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter,  melted
  1. Line muffin tray with muffin liners
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Mix graham crumbs and brown sugar together
  4. Add butter and mix well
  5. Put one heaping tablespoon of mixture into each muffin cups and press firmly
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes, set aside to cool

For the filling

  • 1 package (8 oz) of plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  1. Reduce oven heat to 325°F
  2. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment,  beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until light and smooth
  3. Add vanilla,  flour and egg, mix until blended
  4. Put about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture in each muffin cup and bake for about 18-20 minutes until set
  5. Cool in muffin tray,  then on rack
  6. Refrigerate for about 4 hours
  7. Top with your favourite syrups or fruit jams

For the marble cheese cake

  1. Melt about 1 oz of semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler or microwave
  2. After putting cream cheese mixture in muffin cups, put 1 to 2 drops of melted chocolate in centre (before baking)
  3. Swirl chocolate around with a small knife