Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake

December 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Posted in Cakes | Leave a comment
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Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake

(recipe taken from Epicurious)

Ingredient

  • 3 cups cake flour 2 4/5 cup of all purpose flour (3 cups – 3 Tbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar (1.75 – 2 cup) 
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1/3 cup)   2 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 16-cup tube pan. Dust pan with cake flour; tap out excess flour.

Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat 5 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Beat in lemon juice and peel. Using rubber spatula, mix in dry ingredients. Mix in sour cream. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Cut around cake in pan. Turn out cake.

Carefully turn cake right side up on rack and cool completely. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Wrap in foil and let stand at room temperature.)

make sure everything’s room temp. 

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