Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cream Cheese Pound Cake With Strawberry Whipped Cream


  Growing up I always associated pound cake with funerals.  Sounds weird huh?!  Well, let me explain...  My father was an undertaker.  I was exposed to his work at many levels.  I grew up visiting my dad at work and offering a hand at funeral services.  A meal often followed the service, called a repast.  The church family often provided this meal for the family members.  The meal would usually consist of the main course, a beverage and dessert -pound cake!  My father would faithfully bring home leftover pound cake, for my siblings and myself to enjoy!

  This pound cake is delicious and moist.  It’s wonderful fresh out of the oven, and even better topped with strawberry whipped cream.  And so, this recipe is for my dad and the sweet church ladies who inspired me to cook.



Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs two at a time, beating well with each addition.  Add flour and beat well. Add vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. Pour batter into bundt pan. Place in a cold oven( in other words, do not preheat your oven), and bake at 300 degrees for 90 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Strawberry Whipped Cream Recipe
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar
  • 6 large ripe strawberries, mashed
Whip cream with sugar until soft peaks form. Add berries and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. 

Makes about 2 cups of frosting.

recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/


46 comments:

  1. Wow Brandi - I bet you have a few good stories from your Dad's work! I think this pound cake sounds delicious, especially with the lemon in the batter and that frosting. Yum.

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  2. Growing up in the south, I can completely understand why you would associate pound cake with funerals. Out of all the relatives that I have had pass away over the years, pound cake is usually the first thing that shows up at the house following the death and there is usually more than one that makes an appearance. Thank goodness they are so delicious, right? Yours looks fantastic especially with the strawberry whipped cream. I could eat that on my finger alone. :)

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  3. Brandi, Yummy looks good... You amaze me

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  4. Girl. I think I just gained 5# looking at that wonderful recipe!
    YUMMY!!!!!!

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  5. Cream Cheese Pound Cake With Strawberry Whipped Cream? Yummmmy! I want it NOW!

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  6. I sooo understand where you're coming from. Pound cake was "the funeral cake". LOL! I've never tried to make my own. I just always wait on my mom to make one. But you've inspired me!

    Nicole

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  7. Wow!, from an undertaker family, that must've been interesting for you as a child. Love pound cake and I have a recipe that never came out quiet well for the cream cheese one, so yours I'm definetelly trying asap! Thank you sweet lady for it. FABBY

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  8. My best friend growing up was the daughter of an undertaker. We spent lots of time at the funeral home hanging out. Because of that those pastel mints remind me more of funeral homes than weddings! This cake looks delicious! I would have never thought to top it with strawberry whipped cream! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  9. This cake makes my mouth water!! Yum! I don't associate it with funerals so much, but definitely church! Does that count? lol
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. All i know is that I love pound cake, but I am steering clear right now, for a while anyway, I'll save this recipe for the holidays

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  11. What an interesting way to grow up...surrounded by caring people. Funerals are like that here, everyone brings food and comfort. Your cake looks so delicious! :D

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  12. did not know that about pound cake! it sure looks deelish, especially that strawberry sauce! you know, right, that i'm going to think of funerals now when i see pound cake.

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  13. OK I have never heard of that, "repast".

    Hey I learned something today!!

    And YOU AND FOOD!!! You must be stopped!! I am STILL making those cheese tomato sandwiches!!

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  14. I love pound cake! I've made this cream cheese pound cake in the past but oh my, the strawberry whipped cream sounds incredibly good. Will definitely try it!

    You must have had a very interesting childhood. I don't think I could help out in that category...so glad there are people that can.

    Pat

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  15. Oh Yummy Brandi, my husband the cake lover would be happy to have this. I'm gonna squirrel this away and use it as my secret weapon.(INSERT EVIL LAUGH)

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  16. Ooooo, how yummy that looks!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Tami @ Girls Gotta Nest

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  17. That looks so good! I love poundcake! It's so good in an English Trifle too! Have a wonderful day! Angie xo

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  18. Brandi this looks so delish!!! I'm always on the hunt for something new to bake. Thanks!!!

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  19. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I LOVE anything with cream cheese. Do you think this would work in a large loaf pan? I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you have a great week!

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  20. Oh my that looks tasty! And I agree with Lovely Light anything with cream cheese is delicious in my book, just the right amount of sweetness.

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  21. Mmm, that looks delicious!

    And on a bit of a related note, my grandma used to work at a funeral home, so I used to walk from school to the funeral home to have lunch with her. My classmates thought it was very creepy.

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  22. I understand the concept of pound cakes ;)! But would glad put on a pound for yours!

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  23. Wow! That looks amazing, and it has strawberries which means it's healthy and good for you. This looks like a great way to get one of my 5 a day!

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  24. Hi Brandi,
    I totally know what you mean about the pound cake and the funeral, there is always the pound cake at the funeral meal. You have made this pound cake look like it is going to a wedding! It looks delicious, I am going to make this pound cake soon. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come back soon,
    Miz Helen

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  25. Hi Brandi, this is just an incredibly drool-worthy pound cake! I just love it! Now your newest follower and would love to have you follow back. PLUS, I'd love for you to stop by my weekend foodie blog hop and share this and several other of your yummy recipes. I feature 10 blogs (with photos) each week; usually half new bloggers and half established bloggers. Hope you can stop by!

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  26. That looks SOO good! I need to go find a snack now.
    Sandy

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  27. It looks delicious, moist and very sweet.

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  28. Hi Brandi! Oh drool, this looks delish. Isn't it funny how we often associate foods with memories. My husband and I often think of childhood memories when we are eating a certain food. When I make fresh vegetable soup we both think of our childhood when money was scarce but veggies were plentiful.
    Big Hugs!

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  29. What a delicious twist on a traditional pound cake. hm....I love strawberry and this must be wonderful.

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  30. That icing is gorgeous! I bet you have the happiest family in town!


    Kelly

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  31. Strawberry whipped cream? Yummy!!! Where do you think up these completely delicious recipes? You should have your own show!!

    Sarahx

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  32. Hi Brandi (again), Thanks so much for stopping by and attempting to follow on Google Friend Connect. yes, you're right, it seemed to be 'down' on many, many blogs. But it's up and running again and I'd love for you to stop back and add this and several other of your recipes to the blog hop still going on and hopefully follow. I'd love to begin sharing recipes with each other! Happy Sunday evening, Roz

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  33. What a funny story! You're right, there are always desserts after a funeral. This looks divine and I am for sure trying it! Come check me out- www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Brandy, Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I remember those days, I'm not sure if they were called a repast but I do know desert was almost always pound cake usually 2 or 3. Ummm, I wonder why??? Looking at your cake has made me hungry, if I wasn't on a diet I would try whipping it up now. I'll definitely copy for later use. :-)) Also, thanks so much for stopping by appreciate the thought & comment!
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  35. This looks SO good! I'm pinning this so I can make it later. Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. This looks heavenly. i would eat it all by myself!

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  37. That looks fantastic! Maybe I could schedule some time to bake in mid September. Been a bit busy lately.

    Associations are funny things. Rotten roast beef reminds me of vultures, in a good way. We took care of a vulture that was hit by a car for a while. My dad put a pin in it's wing and we looked after it until we found it a home in a bird sanctuary.

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  38. This is one for the recipe file, sounds yummy and I love the story that goes with it! Thanks for visiting Room Rx! I am delighted to have found you thru that visit, your blog is chock full of fun! Love the Ikea desk makeover especially!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  39. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing your memories:)

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  40. Your recipe sounds and looks delicious and I will have to try it sometime.

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  41. Note to self: Stop coming to Brandi's site when you're hungry...and then make the yummy cake!

    Had my father been an undertaker I probably wouldn't have had the fear that I had of cemeteries. I have since overcome the fear after having to help plan every aspect of a funeral....okay, new subject...can't wait to try the recipe lol!

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  42. that looks so good, am hungry for some

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  43. The only word that comes to mind is YUMMERS!!!!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  44. That looks really good. I always associate pound cake with family gatherings. There will be at least three or four at those. Some home made and some not. Thanks for sharing at WOW.

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  45. Just found your blog....love that recipe. My husband loves pound cake!

    Nice to meet you dear blogger.

    Debbie Kay

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