Raisin-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

  • Yield: 20 servings

Ingredients

2 1/4cups all-purpose flour
2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1cup unsalted butter
(2 sticks), softened
8ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2cups sugar
4large eggs, at room temperature
2teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4cups raisins
Confectioners' sugar for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Generously grease Bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl, stir to blend and set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat on medium high until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extracts and stir until blended. Add flour mixture in two batches, stirring well after each addition. Gently fold in raisins.
  3. Spoon batter into Bundt pan and gently smooth top so batter is evenly distributed. Bake for an hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes then invert cake onto rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Tightly cover any leftovers.

Recipe by Cheryl Barnes

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