Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Why do some recipes add cream cheese to perfectly good pound cake?
Why This Recipe Works
In this cake, cream cheese adds richness and tangy flavor to classic, buttery pound cake. We let the pure flavors of eggs and butter take center stage, adding only a few teaspoons of vanilla and a moderate amount of sugar. For a velvety texture, extra yolks and lower-protein cake flour were key. And to achieve a tight, fine crumb, we left the leavener out all together. Finally, a low oven may take a little longer, but it produces a golden-brown crust and a moist, tender interior.