Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze


Good morning! I thought you might like to start the day with a scrumptious Vanilla Cream Cheese Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze.


 Although this cake is delicious, I did not eat it for breakfast, but I did have it for lunch. I think it is a great cake to make for guests, to serve as a short cake with berries or frosted as I made.



Vanilla Cream Cheese Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Recipe adapted from About.com Southern Food

Ingredients:
1 cup of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of shortening
3 cups of sugar
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons of  Nielsen-Masseyvanilla bean paste
6 eggs

Sift together
2 cups of flour, sifted before measuring
1 cup of cake flour, sifted before measuring
11/2 teaspoon baking powder



Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 and prepare either a Bundt pan or two parchment lined loaf pans. 
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle cream together butter, shortening and cream cheese, sugar and vanilla bean paste. 
Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
Gently fold the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until the flour is fully incorporated.
Pour mixture into the prepared pans and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Then frost and enjoy.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

2 cups of powdered sugar
4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
2-3 teaspoons of heavy whipping cream or milk.

Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer until creamy. Add more or less milk until you reach the consistency you like.




Note: I was distracted while I was making this and I turned my oven on to 350, that is why it looks a little dark. If you follow the directions yours will come out perfectly.




 This cake is similar to most pound cakes, moist and delicious with a hint of vanilla. The glaze makes it perfect. I never tire of pound cakes or new recipes for them, and I think everyone has a "go to" recipe, perhaps one that has been passed on from a relative. 
Do you have a favorite recipe for pound cake? I would love to try it if you do. 



I hope you have a day filled with sunshine. Enjoy!



Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
Katherine's Corner
Lamberts Lately
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17 comments:

  1. Thankyou fot this recipe, I will make this for the weekend, I think the frosty is a must, you can't eat cake without it.

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  2. Ohhh yes please that looks and sounds absolutely delectable. xx

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  3. YUM! My yogurt and Special K bar suddenly aren't looking so "special" after seeing this:) One can dream.....enjoy your day!

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  4. I have to admit that vanilla and cream cheese are among my favorite things! ENJOY EVERY BITE DEAR ONE!

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  5. Delicious! I adore anything with cream cheese.

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  6. Elizabeth this looks so good that I'm going to make it this weekend but sorry minus the frosting or the husband won't eat it. I'll make a glaze and then he'll woof it down...looks wonderful!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  7. mmmm, vanilla deliciousness!! I've actually been looking for a very classic, very VANILLA recipe, but in a good way, and this looks like just the ticket, thank you!!
    ~April

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  8. Sure looks good to me. You are making me hungry.

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  9. oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just looking at these photos. It looks delish Elizabeth.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  10. Mmmmmm....it's 12:05am and its been a long time since dinner! This looks so delicious!

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  11. This looks and sounds so good! I'm going to try it!
    I'm visiting today from Savvy Southern Style. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  12. YUM...this look absolutely incredible! This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post..it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-5-plus-features.html

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  13. Oh my... this is just about the most delicious thing I've seen since my Master Cleanse!!

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  14. Oh my... this is just about the most delicious thing I've seen since my Master Cleanse!!

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  15. Hi
    I'm co hosting at Katherine's Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello. This look amazing. Can't wait to try it. I'm your newest follower. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully follow me also.
    Best
    Angel

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  16. Oh boy! To borrow a phrase from Cookie Monster... om nom nom nom!

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  17. I love vanilla and this cake looks really yummy. I found your blog on Time to Sparkle.

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