pound cake ala Cathy via Carl

Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:05 pm

Hi all,

Cathy's out in Chicagoland this week, she's excited about the ladies have this "on-line coffee clatch" and is racking her brain to come up with a "handle". In the meantime, she instructed me to send this recipe.

The cake is very moist, has good texture without being too heavy, and has a geat lemon taste. If you like lemon, you'll love this pound cake.

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake


3 cups sugar
1 ¼ cups butter (2 ½ sticks)
one 8 oz package cream cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
½ teaspoon orange extract
pinch of salt
6 eggs
3 cups cake flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan, or 12 cup bundt pan, or two 9x5 loaf pans.

In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Blend in on low speed – lemon juice, vanilla, both extracts and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Slowly add flour and beat until smooth. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Remove from pan and let cool completely.


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon soft butter
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice

In a small bowl, blend ingredients for the glaze and beat until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:15 pm

At the risk of a severe beating about the head and shoulders, I suggest Cathy's handle should be "Chatty Cathy".

Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:00 pm


My mouth is watering. : 8) I absolutely love cream cheese and any recipe that includes cream cheese. I can't wait to try this one. It certainly looks like a keeper.

Thanks Carl for submitting this for Cathy!!

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:46 pm

This Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake is definitely a keeper. We had it for desert tonight and all loved it. :D :D

Because of Rudi's diabetes and heart problems, I did, however, make it heart friendly and diabetic friendly. I substituted half the sugar for Splenda, half the butter for non hydrogenated margarine and used fat free cream cheese. It turned out really nice and we could all enjoy it.

Hey BigDog!!! Did you get that slice I emailed you? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:15 pm

That picture had me drooling all over the keyboard. I'm gonna have to clean my computer now!

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:41 pm


You and Boss Dog can come on over for coffee and cake :!: :D I will save you a piece :!: :lol: it really was top notch. Really :roll: :lol: :roll: :shock: Promise :lol: :lol:

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:55 am

I just got this e-mail which I shall name recipe mania. :twisted:

This is what the shrinks evaluate from your favorites.

No cheating. Pick your dessert, then look to see what psychiatrists think about you! After taking this dessert personality test, send this email on
to others, but when you do, be sure to put your choice of dessert in the
If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which 
would you choose? (Sorry, you can only pick one!) _Angel-Food-Cake_,
_Brownies_, _Lemon-Meringue-Pie_, _Vanilla-Cake/Chocolate-Icing_, _StrawberryShort Cake_, _Chocolate-Cake/Chocolate-Icing_, _Ice Cream_, _Carrot-Cake_. 

NO You can't change your mind once you scroll down! So think carefully what your
choice will be!
OK  Now that you've made your choice, this is what research says about you!

Now scroll down

Angel food  Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items.. A
little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of 
the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

Brownies You are adventurous, love new ideas, are a champion of underdogs
and slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your saber. You
are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend
to be very loyal

Lemon Meringue  Smooth, sexy, &articulate with your hands, you are an 
excellent afterdinner speaker and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and
chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, but you have many

Vanilla Cake/Chocolate Icing  Funloving, sassy, humorous. Not very 
grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation. Everyone enjoys
being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious
in  making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

Strawberry Short Cake  Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people
and can be counted on in a pinch. You tend to melt. You can be overly 
emotional and annoying at times.

Chocolate Cake/Chocolate Icing  Sexy, always ready to give and receive. 
Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You have a cold 
exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not 
settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

Ice Cream  You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, 
or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy 
watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to 
be selfcentered and high maintenance.

Carrot Cake  You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are
fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm 
hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:51 am

Lurker. We tried your cake for my wife, Kathy, on her birthday the 14th. She ate the last piece yesterday. Needless to say, it was delicious :D

Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:57 am

Bossdog made it too. It sure was good grilled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it! (sorry Rudi - not on your diet :( :( :( )

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:39 am

We are looking forward to trying the pound cake but my doctor tells me that I must lower my cholesterol count through diet and exercise or control it through medication. Of the two choices, I prefer diet and exercise. There are several recipes which we want to try but for now meal time means Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice or Smart Ones. But this too shall pass and we can eat real food again. Meanwhile, Janie is saving the recipes from this forum for later use. Dan

Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:05 pm


With the modifications Em has made to the recipe, even I can have a SMALL :!: :roll: :lol: piece of the cake after a meal.

After going through what I have in the past few months, there is no way I am going to risk raising my cholesterol or triglycerides. My risk factor was 17 to 19 prior to the hospital, but now it is more like 4 to 5 which is a vast improvement. In my case with meds and careful attention to my diet, I find that I can have some of life's little pleasures and not feel guilty. Also, my cardiologist said that we have to reward ourselves occassionally, otherwise we will never be ble to maintain a good diet for the periods of time it takes to permanently change one's life habits.

Be aware though that most of these so-called Healthy pre-packaged meals are not so Healthy :!: The different types and the pretty substantial amounts of sodium and potassium that you will find in them as well as some of the other chemicals will cause as much damage or more than would be generally thought. I no longer allow any of these so called Healthy pre-packaged things into my diet. AND as a side effect my blood pressure is now normal on the whole.

Oh and with the modifications this recipe has become more Heart and Diabetic Friendly. Not to say that it is as healthy as a tossed salad, but is a pretty good compromise :D A good key phrase is: all things in moderation...

Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:16 pm

Rudi: Thanks for the information on changes in the recipe to make it more heart healthy. Janie had read Em's post and had said that with those changes, she felt that it would meet our needs. So, it looks like I might get to sample the cake in the near future. Thanks, Rudi. Dan

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:53 pm

DARN! that's the way it goes, everything GOOD, is usually BAD fer ya! :cry:

Sorry and I know I shouldn't, I just can't help from eating it either.

Between Mary and myself, I think our local Girl Scout chapter had another good year with the cookie sales. Can't help my self, I just LOVED those Thin Mints...........Afterall, Ya just can't break their hearts by saying NO :!:


Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:35 pm

Dan England wrote:We are looking forward to trying the pound cake but my doctor tells me that I must lower my cholesterol count through diet and exercise or control it through medication. Of the two choices, I prefer diet and exercise.

My doc gave me the same choice in August 2003, lose the flab or start taking pills to reduce cholestrol and BP. I lost 55 pounds between Cubarama 2003 and Cubfest 2004 with diet and exercise. Total cholestrol dropped from 300 to 210. Blood pressure dropped from 150/100 to 115/60.

You can have cake, just eat a little piece and take the rest to the folks at work!

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:34 pm

Lurker: I don't think that I have the will power to attain your weight loss but your success does provide inspiration for my attempt. I am shooting for 20 pound loss, from 220 to 200. My primary concern, and that of my doctor, is better control of my cholesterol level. Dan