Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Fresh Fruit & Whipped Cream
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1¼ cups butter
  • 2½ cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Zest from one lemon
Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
Fruit:
  • Whatever you like!
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Grease a bundt pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, on medium speed, cream the room temperature butter & room temperature cream cheese until very smooth, at least 5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar ¼ cup at a time, streaming the sugar in as the mixer continues to work at medium speed. Beat until the mixture is very airy, at least another 5 minutes after all the sugar has been added.
  4. Add vanilla, and then add one egg at a time, then lemon juice and lemon zest, continuing to mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, sift the all-purpose flour and corn starch together well; then add to the wet ingredients a little bit at a time with the mixer continuing on medium speed. Mix just until the flour is evenly distributed through the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the bundt pan, and place on the middle rack of a COLD oven. Turn the oven to 300 degrees F (325 degrees if you have a light-colored pan), and bake for at least 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If the cake isn't done, continue to bake 10 more minutes and check again.
Whipped Cream:
  1. While the cake is cooling, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream together in a cold metal bowl (I place my bowl and beaters in the freezer before I make whipped cream). Beat on high until peaks form, then place the whipped cream in the refrigerator until the cake has cooled.
Putting it all together:
  1. Spread the whipped cream over your cake, filling the hole in the bundt cake with more fruit and whipped cream. Have fun placing fruit however you like to create a beautiful pattern.
Recipe by Food&Fam at http://foodandfam.com/cream-cheese-pound-cake-fresh-fruit-whipped-cream/