Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pound cake tastes great when served the next day. You can try easy sour cream pound cake recipes of different flavors to make moist, delectable desserts. To learn recipes of the same, keep reading this article.
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Sour cream is a perfect ingredient for baking moist and delicious pound cakes. When used correctly in making batter, it makes the cake rise upon baking. For people who are new to baking cakes, ready-to-use cake mix is an excellent base to start with. While using the same, you do not need to add butter, baking soda, and flour. How to make a sour cream pound cake from scratch? It's not that difficult. Hence, you can try the same instead of relying on cake mix for baking yummy sour cream cake. For your reference, the following are two easy pound cake recipes made with sour cream.

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup alkalized cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 (8-ounce) packet sour cream
  • Confectioner's sugar for topping
Directions for Preparation

Position a baking rack in the center of oven and preheat it to 350° F. To start with the pound cake recipe, prepare the baking pan (9x13x2) by light buttering and lining the bottom with a parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, sift and combine the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Keep this flour mixture aside. In an electric mixer, add butter and sugar. Blend at medium high setting for 3 - 4 minutes to make a fluffy mixture. Add eggs (one at a time), beating for 2 minutes after each addition.

Set the mixer speed to low, and add half of the flour mixture. Beat for some time, and scrape the sides of the bowl with a thin spatula. Fold in the sour cream and blend for 5 minutes. Again scrape down the beater and bowl, and add the remaining flour mixture. After blending for 4 - 5 minutes, you will get a smooth batter without clumps. Pour it in the prepared pan, and scrape down the sides. Bake it for 40 - 45 minutes, or until you get a well-risen pound cake. Allow this cake to cool down in a rack, and sprinkle confectioner's sugar before serving.

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of two fresh lemons
Directions for Preparation

This is another easy pound cake recipe from scratch. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Lightly butter and flour a large bundt pan or a regular baking pan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs (one at a time), mixing well after every addition. Stir in baking soda and baking powder. Add flour (1 cup at a time) and combine well for even mixing. Then, add the remaining ingredients, sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest, and juice. Stir lightly until blended, and pour this lemon flavored batter into the baking pan. Bake it for 1 hour and insert the cake tester to check if it comes out clean or not. If yes, your lemon flavored pound cake is ready. If not, bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and keep in the cooking rack for 7 - 8 minutes.

If you are thinking of baking sour cream pound cake with cake mix, check the label for deciding the quantities of other ingredients. For one package, adding 4 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup sugar, and some oil are sufficient. Beat the mixture well and pour batter into a prepared baking pan. Bake it for the stipulated time, say 45 - 55 minutes. When it is done, cool down and your cake is ready for serving. Whether you are interested in baking pound cake recipe from scratch or with ready-made mix, the amount of sugar and oil used in the recipe can be altered to suit your health requirements.