Sour Cream Summer Pound Cake

Nothin’ says summer like a Sour Cream Summer Poundcake. Paired with fresh whipped cream and berries, this recipe is perfect for a post-bbq no frills dessert or the a beautiful flower bedecked wedding cake!

Here’s what I did…

ingredients: pastry flour, eggs, salt, sugar, sour cream, butter, baking powder, nutmeg, lemon

ingredients: pastry flour, eggs, salt, sugar, sour cream, butter, baking powder,  lemon

add butter and sugar to mixing bowl

add butter and sugar to mixing bowl

cream until white and fluffy

cream until white and fluffy

add sour cream

add sour cream

add vanilla

add vanilla

baking powder

baking powder

zest of 1/3 of a lemon

Here comes the Summer part……….zest of 2/3 of a lemon

and salt

and salt

whip together until smooth

whip together until smooth

add 2 eggs and whip

add 2 eggs and whip

add 1 cup of sifted flour and whip

add 1 cup of sifted flour and whip

repeat with two more eggs and more flour

repeat with two more eggs and more flour

repeat again

repeat again

line the trays

line the trays

using a bag, fill each liner half way with batter

using a bag, fill each liner half way with batter

thanks to my very talented 5 year old, I could use both hands to pipe out batter, and not juggle a camera too

thanks to my very talented 5 year old, I could use both hands to pipe out batter, and not juggle a camera too

baked and ready to cool

baked and ready to cool

incredibly moist cake and fine crumb. It's subtle lemon flavor is just enough to brighten it up.

incredibly moist cake and fine crumb. It’s subtle lemon flavor is just enough to brighten it up.

Sneak peek at the cake sampling for Andrew and Randy's wedding cake using this recipe!!!!

Sneak peek at the cake sampling for Andrew and Randy’s wedding cake using this recipe!!!!

Here’s what you’ll need…

Sour Cream Summer Poundcake

2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter ( at room temp.)

3 C. Sugar

 1 C. Sour Cream

2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

Lemon for Zest

 6 Large Eggs

3 C. Pastry Flour

1 Tube Pan, 2 Loaf Pans, or 2 Cupcake trays

1) Cream butter and sugar until fluffy

2) add sour cream, salt, powder, lemon zest and vanilla

3) add 2 eggs and mix then 1 cup of flour and mix

4) repeat step 3 until all eggs and flour are combined in

5) grease and flour tube pan, 2 loaf pans or put liners in cupcake pans

6) Bake at 325ºF for 80 mins (tube), 60 mins (loaves), or 20 mins (cupcakes) checking regularly with tooth pick and removing as soon as the center is not sticking to toothpick

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