Sunday, July 24, 2011

Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

While hanging at the hospital waiting for my dad to get out of surgery, I rummaged through the magazines and found some pound cake recipes that looked amazing. So I decided to make one of them this weekend. It is an amazing cake and taste like a piece of Heaven!!! Give it a try!!
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
1 8oz. package of cream cheese
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup of strawberry glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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. 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 bundt pan. Dollop strawberry glaze over batter and then swirl with a butter knife. Repeat procedure once more and then top with remaining batter. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely about 1 hour and then turn over to release onto cake pan.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

2 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 stick of melted butter
4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 2 to 4 tablespoons of milk. Just add till you get to drizzle consistency.

Mix with a blender and then pour into a small pan and cook for just a few minutes till cream cheese blends well. Let sit for about 10 minutes and then drizzle all over top of cake.

Slice and serve with fresh strawberry and whip topping.

A little poem to make you giggle. Its by a Cowboy Poet name Joe Kreger.

One of life’s more awesome chores
is follerin’ women around in stores.
It takes good wind and a right strong heart
to accompany your lady through Wal Mart.

You thought us males were meant to lead,
but for shoppin’ trips, we lack the speed.
She’ll bid you “Come” with a little smile,
then she disappears on down the aisle.

She charges ahead—she won’t look back.
She’s in pursuit of the bargain rack.
You foller as meek as an orphan pup,
but she sets a pace that you can’t keep up.

You’re tryin’ to keep her in your sight,
but when you blink, she makes a right.
You make a left, then turn right twice.
You track through miles of merchandise.

You’re makin’ steps that stretch a yard.
You’re sweatin’ now and breathin’ hard.
You shoulda stayed home when she went shoppin’
Your feet hurt bad and your knees are poppin’.

At “Costume Jewelry,” you pause for breath.
What a terrible place to meet your death!
But, there might just be a greater cost.
What if all these folks can tell you’re lost?

It’s time to bow out of this situation,
You’ve had your share of humiliation.
You’ll just wait in the truck ’til she gets through.
She’s bound to be done in a hour or two.

A perfect solution, but dang the luck.
You’ve done forgot where you parked the truck.

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