Friday, December 10, 2010

Sour Cream Pound Cake

There were many women in my life who influenced my cooking starting when I was a very young little girl.  Cooking always fascinated me.  One of these ladies was my next door neighbor who I called "Aunt Dot", a southern belle from North Carolina who taught me how to cook some of my best dessert and bread recipes.  Thank God I had the good sense to write many of her recipes down since I still use many of them to this day.  She was one of the best cooks ever!

This recipe is my variation of Aunt Dot's recipe for Sour Cream Pound Cake. I have made this since I was a teenager, when I was just learning how to cook and experimenting to make my recipes uniquely mine. This is one of my best recipes!

Sorry, I have no photos . . . 


1 cup butter or margarine
3 cups sugar
6 eggs, separated
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 - 8 oz. carton sour cream
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond flavoring


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Cream butter and 2 cups sugar.

Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well
after each addition.

Sift flour, soda and salt twice.

Add to creamed mixture alternatively
with sour cream.

Beat egg whites until stiff and add last
cup of sugar.

Mix and fold gently into batter.

Blend in flavoring.

Bake in a greased and floured tube pan for
1 to 1 1/2 hour.

Flour pans with 1 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp powdered sugar.

I bake for about an hour, checking for a golden brown crust.

Let stand 15 minutes before removing from pan.

I have experimented with this recipe by
 using different flavored 
extracts and flavoring,
but none came close to the almond flavoring.

For best results, use extracts instead of flavoring
. . . it makes a big difference in flavor.


Caren Gittleman said...

Hi Gina!
Nice to meet you! Found you on the Over 40 Blog Hop!

I LOVE to cook and love following a variety of cooking/recipe blogs and I just added you to my list!

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Candace said...

Hi! I just hopped over from Follow Friday and I'm your newest subscriber. You have some really awesome recipes here. My mom always made Sour Cream Pound Cakes when I was growing up. I haven't had one in years. Maybe it's time I made one of my own.

Thanks for the reminder!

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Lisa said...

Sour cream in cake sounds a little strange, but I bet it tastes good once it's all baked! : )

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The Sour Cream Pound Cake sounds yummy.

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Anonymous said...

I have wanted to try to make pound cake for a while now. I'm afraid. Your recipe seems easy enough. I might not have a total mess on my hands.

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This looks delicious! I will definitely be giving it a try!

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Thanks for sharing! I need to get to cooking! LOL!

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That is just what I have been looking for.... Yum

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Ciao Gina! Thanks for following & for your sweet comment about my blog being featured. It's very sweet of you to congratulate me about it. Thanks for sharing your memories of cooking. That's great that you started young. I have never tried the combo of sour cream with cake, but I always love to try new things. Happy Holidays to you too & hope you have a great weekend.

P.S. On your about me section on your blog I see you have Sicilian heritage. I have Sicilian heritage too, along with Neapolitan & Calabrese heritage. So sorry to hear your husband passed away, I'm sure you will cherish the memories you two had together. He will always have a special place in your heart.

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Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Your recipe sounds yummy!! And I loved the Miss Piggy quote on your blog!

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This looks so good, can't wait to see more yummy recipes!

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How wonderful this cake sounds! Merry Christmas!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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Thank you all for visiting, following, commenting! I'm following you all back . . .

By far, this is my very favorite pound cake . . . my other favorite is Lemon Pound Cake.

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This recipe sounds great! Since I have to go grocery shopping I will get some sour cream and try it today.
Love your blog!

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Following you from Mid Week Mingles!

Looks like a nice and simple recipe that I might have to try soon!

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Im one of your newest followers! Joining you from Mid week mingle blog hop. Love your recipe for pound cake!

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Sheena said...

Hello Gina!

I found your blog from More Folowers Monday and I'm always looking for new recipes! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Hi Gina, I'm a new follower from blog hops. I love your blog and would love a follow back! I'm Italian too!

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