- 3 sticks of unsalted butter (soften)
- 3 cups of granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 8 ounces of cream cheese (soften)
- 3 cups of sifted flour
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of butter extract
- dash of salt
- 1 capful of milk (only used if the cake mixture is too thick
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of liquid (water or milk)
- 1 teaspoon of extract (vanilla, almond, or lemon extract will work)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch angel food cake pan or spray with a non-stick spray that includes flour; set aside.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter until light and fluffy.
Add in sugar one cup at a time, but make sure the butter and sugar are well blended.
Mix in your eggs. Be sure to add in a couple at a time and mix well.
Add in softened cream cheese and mix.
Now add in your butter and vanilla extract.
Add in your sifted flour and dash of salt. It is important to do it a cup at a time as you did the sugar.
In the event your cake batter looks too thick, feel free to add a capful of milk to thin it out.
I recommend baking this cake in an angel cake pan for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 325 degrees. The best way to check if a cake is done is by using a toothpick near the center, and if it comes out clean, generally the cake is done. It is not done at the hour and 20-minute mark, feel free to leave it in for an additional 10 minutes.
Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.
While cake is cooling make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, liquid, and flavoring in a bowl.
Once the cake cools, then top it off with a glaze.
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