Cutting/Caloric Deficit is not an environment conducive to hypertrophy. Losing fat while gaining muscle is possible in certain situation including noob gains, returning to lifting after a long lay off, drug use and starting out quite fat. Some of this may be you but even if you could do both it’d probably be slow and inefficient.
Pick one of Cutting/Bulking and stick to it for a while. Doesn’t really matter which you do first because you’ll end up alternating until you reach your goals anyways.
Higher frequency training is recommended to beginners for several reasons:
You’re lifting light weights so generate little fatigue, thus recover quickly from it and are ready to lift again quite soon. If you can progress faster why not?
Lifting requires some skill and technique especially in you it bread and butter big compound movements. Praticing 3 times a week vs 1 time allows you to learn motor patterns faster and a lot of your early gains are just that: getting more skilled at lifting. Long term you set yourself up for safe efficient progression if you have solid technique.
Probably a good idea to get on one of the multitude of beginner programs around.