Rich cream cheese tube cake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2¼ cup Cake flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 cup Butter; softened
8 ounces Cream cheese; softened
1½ cup Sugar
4 larges Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Lemon rind; grated
2 tablespoons Rum OR brandy OR cognac
\N \N Confectioners' sugar

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 10-inch tube or bundt pan; set aside. Sift together flour and baking powder; set aside.

2. Beat together butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add sugar and beat until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and flavorings, then carefully blend in flour mixture.

3. Turn batter into prepared pan; bake 75 to 80 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out onto rack to finish cooling. Dust with confectioners' sugar while still warm.

Source: Chicago Tribune, November 6, 1996

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