This has been my go-to recipe for pound cake for a number of years. It's rich and heavy with a dense crumb and a fabulous buttery and vanilla flavor. I never frost or glaze it, but sometimes I dust a little powdered sugar over it. I got rather carried away this time, but it didn't hurt the flavor at all! I like to serve it with fresh strawberries and blueberries, or some fresh fruit, like peaches. Yum! This great cake was found in an old Taste of Home magazine, so enjoy!
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
3 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl cream butter with sugar and vanilla til nice and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add alternately with the sour cream and beat on low speed until just blended. Bowl will be quite full! Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 for about an hour and 20 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes and then remove it to a wire rack to finish cooling. You can get 15-20 servings and served with berries it makes a nice summer dessert when you are having company. This cake can be made the day before you want to serve it. And the berries make it look so patriotic, don't you think? My husband likes to add ice cream or whipped cream to it, which tastes delicious, but that's usually too much for me. Now, I'm going to catch up on some of your posts. Have a great day!