A favorite dessert among my in-laws is pound cake. I'm not sure where this recipe originated from though I know my sister has tweaked it to create a delicious, old fashioned pound cake.
3 sticks of butter
3 cups of sugar
3 cups of all purpose flour
8 oz of cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Cream softened butter, cream cheese, and sugar. After whipping the three ingredients, they should have a consistency of a light frosting.
Mix in one cup of flour.
Add three eggs.
Mix in second cup of flour.
Add remaining three eggs.
Mix in third cup of flour.
Add baking powder and vanilla last.
Once the pound cake is thoroughly mixed and airy, place it in a greased bundt pan.
Bake for 90 minutes in a 325 degree oven.
Don't worry if it has cracked or risen just over the pan. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before inverting it. Cross your fingers that you greased your pan well enough, and flip it onto a serving plate.
Continue to let it cool. Eat warm or cool, with ice cream, fruit, or plain.