This classic recipe makes a deliciously rich pound cake that keeps very well. Top it with powdered sugar, fresh berries and ice cream, or enjoy it all on its own. Any way you serve this one, it's a winner.
- 2 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 Cup butter, softened
- 6 eggs
- 3 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Cup sour cream
- 1/2 Teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon orange extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
- Confectioners sugar for garnish, optional
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube or Bundt pan.
Step 2: In a mixer bowl, cream together 2 3/4 cups sugar and 1 cup softened butter until light and fluffy. Add 6 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 3: In a large bowl, sift together 3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup sour cream, beating well after each addition.
Step 4: Add 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, 1/2 teaspoon orange extract and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat well.
Step 5: Pour batter into greased and floured tube or Bundt pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.
Step 6: Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. When cool, sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.