Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Old Fashioned Pound Cake



It was surprisingly difficult to find a pound cake recipe that someone hadn't tried to reduce the fat content in. And I certainly wouldn't want that! So like any  ̶g̶o̶o̶d̶  classic pound cake recipe, this starts with an entire pound of butter.

1 lb butter
3 c. sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 eggs

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. sour cream

Pre-heat oven to 350

Mix together the flour, soda and salt and set aside. 

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until mixed. Then add the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated. When the flour is completely combined stir in the sour cream and mix until combined.

Grease your baking pan and bake at 350 for anywhere from 20 - 40 minutes, until the top is a dark golden brown. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Run your knife around the edges of the pan and flop upside down on a cooling rack. 

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I got 5 smallish loaves out of this, each one yielding 10 slices. 
I'm guessing the pan size was 2 x 5 or 6
We ate one with macerated strawberries and
sweetened whipped cream. 
I think lemon curd also is very tasty with the pound cake,
and lemon curd with strawberries and whipped cream is always good too

The other 4 loaves I wrapped in plastic wrap and then tin foil and froze.

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