1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour a 12 cup fluted tube pan, or a 10 inch tube pan.
In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy.
Gradually add sugar, beat until well mixed.
Beat for 5 more minutes until very light and fluffy.
Add cream cheese and vanilla, beat one more minute.
Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add flour mix to the butter mix.
Beat one minute more or until well blended.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour, or until golden brown.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Gently loosen cake from the sides of the pan with a spaula.
Gently remove cake from pan.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Favorite way to eat this is with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, but plain is good too!