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
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!