From my colleague, Pam Cole:

  • 1 ½ (3 sticks) of butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or 12 cups bundt pan. Beat butter and cream cheese together in mixing bowl until 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(s). 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 onto wire rack and completely cool.