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3 c. sugar
In a big stand mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each additon. Gradually add flour to butter mixture. Beat at low speed, stopping to scrape bowl as needed. Stir in almond and vanilla extracts. Pour 1/3 of batter into a greased and floured 10-in tube pan. Dollop 8 rounded teaspoonfuls strawberry glaze over batter, and swirl with a long, wooden skewer. Reapeat procedure once, and top with remaining third of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cool on rack.