A classic Southern dessert, Sour Cream Pound Cake is light and fluffy. It is one of the best pound cakes to be turned homemade. So, here’s how to make this old-fashioned yet very much popular cake from scratch.
Initially, I used to think that cakes, pastries are only reserved for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries. Or, utmost, you may make Christmas Fruit Cake every festive season. But, guess what, after making Vanilla Pound Cake once I realized that they can be made any time.
Because a soft and moist pound cake always covers up for you. You may serve it for breakfast or slice it up for high tea. Yes, it fits on all the menus. And, this Sour Cream Pound Cake is one of the must-try variation recipe for pound cakes if you have never made it before.
In order to make a classic pound cake, in olden days, one pound of flour, milk, sugar and eggs were used. However, this recipe turned the cake very heavy and dense. Therefore, to make it fluffy and moist, you must add baking soda, vanilla extract, baking powder. Traditionally, a pound cake is made in a well-greased loaf pan but you may also use tube pan or a bundt pan.
There are umpteen varieties of Pound Cake. However, Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe is basic and spot on. Therefore, once you get it right you may experiment and add lime, pistachio et al to its glaze as well. In a typical Sour Cream Pound Cake, we add sour cream more for the softness, texture and less for the taste. So, do not worry, this cake is not going to turn sour.
How to make Homemade Sour Cream
Making Sour Cream at home is extremely simple and very very economic. Anyone can make it at home with absolutely no cooking skills. Check out my post where I have shared a detailed description of how to make sour cream at home.
How to make a great Sour Cream Pound cake?
- The airier the cake batter, the more fluffy this pound cake turns out.
- Hence, do lengthy beating of the cake batter.
- Also, make sure to cream the butter and sugar well before mixing it with rest of the ingredients.
- Do not forget to add sour cream – because it vouches for the softness.
How to serve Sour Cream Pound Cake?
- Glaze it with confectioners’ sugar.
- Serve it with fresh fruits, chocolate sauce.
- You may also coat it with vanilla whipped cream.
- Lastly, it tastes best even as it is!
Folks, try this one amazing cake super soon and trust me, this quick guide of mine shall help you to make it in no time! Give it a read:
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Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe
Sour Cream Pound Cake
A classic Southern dessert, Sour Cream Pound Cake is light & fluffy. It's one of the best pound cakes to be turned homemade. Here's the recipe for the same!
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Sour Cream
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease a 10 cup bundt pan.
Mix all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl and keep aside.
Whisk butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (Approx 5-6 minutes on medium high speed using a electric mixer)
Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition.
Add half of the flour mixture and mix until combined.
Add vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until combined.
Add the remaining flour and mix until combined.
Pour the batter in the prepared pan.
Bake for 55-60 minutes until pick comes out clean.
Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Cut into slices and serve.
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