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Best Ever Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

A wonderfully versatile cake, use it as strawberry shortcake. Tucked under ice cream and chocolate syrup, makes like a hot fudge sundae. Like a good old pound cake topped with powdered sugar.

3 cups Cake flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/2 pound (2 sticks) Unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups Granulated sugar
6 Eggs, large, separated
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups Sour cream, room temperature

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 1 1/4 to
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Position a rack in the center of oven. Preheat your oven. Lightly butter a cake pan and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.

Sift together the flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the baking soda. In a large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer set at high speed, beat the butter until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, beat until light in color and texture, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then add the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, in thirds, alternately beat in the flour mixture and sour cream.

In a large bowl (I use glass), using a hand-held electric mixer (clean beaters) set at low speed, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, increase the speed to high and beat until the whites just form stiff peaks. Stir-in, about one fourth of beaten whites into the batter; then fold in the remaining egg whites. Transfer the Best Ever Sour Cream Pound Cake batter to prepared cake pan, smoothing the top.

Bake sour cream pound cake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick or bamboo skewer inserted, comes out clean.
Cool the cake completely on a wire rack. Run a long knife around the edges to release the cake from pan; then turn out onto a serving plate.

Best Ever Variations on Flavoring:

In addition to the Vanilla, add either grated zest of lemon or orange or 1/2 teaspoon of rum or brandy extract.
16 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 110 g
Calories 396
Calories from Fat 154
Total Fat 17.1g 26%
Saturated Fat 10.2g 51%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 56.4g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Sugars 37.8g
Protein 5.2g
Vitamin A 11% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 8%



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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

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