It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Just had great success with this Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe that I was sent from Betty Crocker.  Along with other things, it takes 6 eggs and 1 pack of cream cheese, so you know it's going to be good and rich.  One of the main ingredients is Bisquick and that's easy to find if you're in the US, but harder here in Germany.  I buy mine from REWE and I know REAL stock it too - look in the imported good section.  The English Shop in Cologne also have it in their online store.  It's yum, give it a try!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake (makes 12 good slices)

  1. 3 cups Bisquick
  2. 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 1/2 cup plain (all purpose) flour 
  4. 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 6 eggs
  8. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  9. Powdered sugar for decorating if desired

  • Heat oven to 350f/180c
  • Grease (I used that liquid butter stuff that you can buy for frying and it worked an absolute treat) and flour 12 cup bundt tin or 2 loaf pans (9x5 inch, or whatever you've got kicking around in your cake tin drawer)
  • Beat all ingredients (except powdered sugar) in large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently
  • Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally
  • Pour into pan
  • Bake 55-60 minutes, or until skewer/sharp knife comes out clean
  • Scrape remaining mix from bowl straight into your mouth - I'm classy like that
  • Cool 5 minutes then turn cake out onto wire rack or heatproof serving plate and allow to cool completely
  • Pass some over the fence to your lovely neighbours, send some into the office with your husband, take some over to your friends who are moving house, and EAT IT!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and you might want to frost/ice it - it seems to dry out really quickly.


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