I've never been a huge fan of pound cake.

by Divine Domesticity on August 22nd, 2007

Usually I find pound cake to be too dry, too crumbly. I'm embarrassed to admit that besides baking the occasional pound cake, Sara Lee was the only way I consumed the baked good. Finally, one day I decided to try a Paula Deen recipe for Sour Cream Pound Cake. Surely Miss Paula wouldn't lead me wrong?

She didn't. I found this pound cake to be more and more delicious by each passing day. On the third or fourth day it was absolutely scrumptious served with a bowl of fresh strawberries and whipped cream. If you can manage to have a bit of patience, let it sit for a day or two, at least after initially trying a slice. It just gets better and better.

Grandmother Paul's Sour Cream Pound Cake
Makes one pound cake

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.


***Willow, Belle & Old Man Turbo's Mom*** said...

Ya..I made one very simular to this one...I am not a fan of Pound Cake either but I did enjoy this one...I topped the slice of Cake with fresh fruit and Glaze..Yum!

Culinarily Obsessed said...

Such is a true southern pound cake. You're not a true southerner if you don't LOVE pound cake..atleast not in my family lol. Pound cake should definitely not be dry and crumbly although sadly they sometimes are. A true pound cake is moist with a dense crumb and as you said this recipe does, they tend to get better after they've been baked for a day or so.

I've got a Paula Deen recipe for a chocolate pound cake on my blog..it was really tasty, if you want to check it out.

randi said...

Mmmm, this looks good. So do all the other goodies here on your blog!

Patricia Scarpin said...

It looks just wonderful!
I don't know if I'd be strong enough to wait that long... ;)

Jessica said...

That cake came out beautifully!

Peabody said...

The queen of butter rarely steers you wrong.

Anonymous said...

Jaay -- Mmm chocolate pound cake...mmmmmm. I will check it out. :)

Randi - Thanks much!

Patricia - I know what you mean! The good thing is that this recipe makes a giant pound cake, so you can still sample a piece or two (or four) and still have lots left over for the week ahead. ;)

Jessica - Thanks!

Peabody - So true. :)