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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup bundt pan. Beat butter and cream cheese together in mixing bowl until well blended. Add sugar to mixture and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Sift flour and salt together. Blend into creamed mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted one inch from edge comes out clean. Cool in pan for five minutes; turn out onto wire rack and cool completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar, if desired. Makes 12 to 15 servings.

Pamela Sage
Monmouth



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