Friday, August 22, 2008

Sour Cream Pound Cake

One of my favorite desserts has to be Sour Cream Pound Cake.  Growing up in the South, this was the one dessert that you could always count on at every family get-together or church covered dish function. Sometimes we would have it served with fresh strawberries and whip cream, sometimes with Boiled Egg Custard and sometimes we would simply have it plain.

One of the ways I love this cake the most is to spread a little butter on a slice and broil until lightly toasted. Delish!

3 cups sugar
3 cups All Purpose flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
6 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla (or flavoring of your choice)

Mix flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside. 

Cream butter and sugar together with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

To sugar mixture, add flour mixture and eggs alternately --  beginning with flour and ending with egg.

Fold in sour cream.

Add vanilla flavoring and mix until well blended.

Grease and flour tube pan.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done.  

**  Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Let cake cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.

Remove cake from pan and cool on wire rack until completely cool.


andrea said...

oh, it looks positively delicious! i love the step by step instructions! looks like a must make!

Laura Ann said...

I have been reading your blog from a friends and today I decided to make your Meatloaf and I am here to tell you that my Husband and I are in LOVE! I have made meatloaf many times before in our marriage, but this was different. When my husband took the first bite he said, "I am not trying to be rude but this is better than you other meatloaf". By the end of the meal, it was the best meatloaf he had ever eaten in his life. He also proclaimed that it was his 2nd favorite meal I have ever cooked, Roast comes in 1st place. Thank you so much for sharing and we will be having it again...tomorrow night for sure! Oh, I must admit one thing....I had to leave the parsley out because I accidently bought was still wonderful. Looking forward to more recipes.

Amy E. said...

Oh, Mimi, this looks so good I might just have to make a pound cake tonight! I can almost taste it now!! I love to cook and I just love this recipe blog -- everything you've put on here just looks absolutely delicious!!

Heather said...

Mimi- I am just LOVING your recipes!!! This cake looks so delish....I am ready for one, now!
When I first moved to Arkansas- this cake was at EVERY wedding shower, baby shower, etc. and I was like "What in the world?" because I had never had it before. It's a southern thing!!! (And for some reason, Oklahoma isn't as southern as people think!)
Love ya!