how to make pound cake: 6 eggs,1 cup unsalted butter (8 oz.),8 oz. cold cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces,2 1/2 cups fine sugar,1 teaspoon kosher salt4 teaspoons pure vanilla,3 cups sifted cake flour,1/4 cup sliced almonds.Method:Mix Butter and lightly flour your 8’4×2 inch loaf pans.Beat the butter for 2 minutes and add cream cheese beat until well-blended add sugar, salt, and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Then, add eggs one at a time and continue beating then add flour beat the batter until well blended and smooth. Transfer batter into the pan. Shake pan gently to distribute the batter. Run a spatula in zigzag pattern through the batter and then top with sliced almonds.Place on the pan in the center rack of a cold oven and bake at 300 degree F for 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer the pound cake to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.