I know I recently posted a pound cake recipe, but a friend and I were talking about a recipe that we both had made at one time and neither of us had the recipe any longer. She found this wonderful little cookbook, Simple Down East Cooking , and there was the recipe.
Thank you my sweet friend. She's very shy and doesn't like for me to use her name. Can you imagine me with a shy friend!
This freezes beautifully. If you have a pound cake and cookie dough in the freezer you are ready for anything.
Cold Oven Pound Cake
3 stick butter, softened
8 ounce cream cheese
6 eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream butter, sugar, and cream cheese until soft and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add lemon juice and vanilla and mix in. Turn off mixer and add 4 tablespoons flour and stir with spoon to mix; add remaining flour 1 cup at a time, mix with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon into greased tube pan. Place in cold oven and turn oven on to 300 degrees and bake 1 1/2 hours. No more, no less. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
This will not work if you preheat the oven or keep opening the oven door.