what you need:
4 stick butter
4 cups sugar
4 cups flour (cake or all purpose)
8 large eggs, 8 oz cream cheese
2 to 3 tsp of vanilla flavoring
how to make it:
I leave my cream cheese, butter and eggs out to reach room temp. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth, add eggs one or two at a time, then add flour one cup at a time. Last, add your flavoring. I used about 2 tsp each of vanilla and banana in this one! YUM! Grease and flour your 10′ angel food pan and pour in batter. Make sure you lick the beater or your cake will not rise! LOL! Bake on 300 degree for 1 hour and 15 minutes, increase heat to 325 and bake another 30 minutes (if your cake is browning too fast, you may want to tent the top with foil.) You can test for doneness with a wooden skewer. If you insert and cake is not done (still wet), allow to bake a little longer until skewer can be inserted and comes out dry. Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before removing from pan. This is the base for several other pound cakes I make! I will share some of the others! As always, my recipes are a guide. Be creative…make it your own!