This recipe has become a staple dessert now for the third generation.  It is simple and straight forward and often a quick favorite when served.  Now that it has been written down, maybe it will pass down to another generation.


  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • dash salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons flour


  • Combine and beat the margarine, butter, cream cheese, and sugar well.
  • Add salt, vanilla, and eggs one at a time while beating.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Pour into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  • Place in cold oven and set at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1½ hours.
  • Cool in the pan.
  • If the top starts to brown too much, place a piece of loose foil over the top and continue to bake until done.


This is even more delicious served with homemade whipping cream and fresh strawberries.