• 25 Ratings

Vary the flavors in this easy-to-make basic cake pound cake recipe, sampling the Lemon-Poppy Seed or Orange-Rosemary versions given with the basic version.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
55 mins
cool:
10 mins
bake:
1 hr at 325°
Servings:
10
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Sour Cream Pound Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow butter, eggs, and sour cream to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating on medium speed about 10 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low to medium speed for 1 minute after each addition and scraping side of bowl frequently. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

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  • Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack. If desired, serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream and berries.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Pound Cake:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/2 cup lemon yogurt for the sour cream. Gently stir 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice into batter.

Blueberry Pound Cake:

Prepare as directed, except pour boiling water over 1/2 cup dried blueberries and let stand for 10 minutes; drain well. Fold berries into batter.

Nutrition Facts (Sour Cream Pound Cake)

268 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 93mg; sodium 116mg; potassium 57mg; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 1g; sugar 21g; protein 4g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 389IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 44mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

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Directions

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  • In a chilled bowl combine heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with the chilled beaters of a mixer on medium to high speed just until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Do not overbeat.

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Nutrition Facts (Sweetened Whipped Cream)

28 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 3mg; carbohydrates 1g; vitamin a 1701IU.
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Reviews

25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
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