Cream Cheese Pound Cake

• 1 pkg (18.25 ounce) fudge or white cake mix
• package (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 4 large eggs
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

Place the cake mix, cream cheese, water, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees F. It says to bake in a tube pan, but I baked it in sheet pans. It was fine. Do not over mix.