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Sweet Treat Sunday – Sour Cream Pound Cake

This is a cake I have been making for a while now and have made several variations of. The sponge itself is lovely and succulent, somewhat dense but not at all heavy. It is a real delicious delight.

The most recent one I made I topped with chocolate buttercream icing which The Other Half absolutely loved but I thought slightly too sickly. I have also previously added dark chocolate chips to the recipe which worked beautifully but I got rather frustrated trying to prevent the chips sinking to the bottom of the sponge during the cooking process and so haven’t made that one for a while (I think the mixture is too thin to hold the weight of the chocolate but having a nice gooey chocolate base was still delicious).

You can pretty much do whatever you like with this cake but even simply served on it own it is a definite winner.


190g plain flour
300g caster sugar
115g unsalted butter
115g sour cream
3 eggs
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Add the sour cream and mix until well blended
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder in a seperate bowl
  • Alternate adding flour and then egg to the butter mixture, beating each egg one at a time
  • Add vanilla and mix well
  • Pour into a well-greased cake tin and bake for approx 1 hour

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This entry was posted on March 27, 2011 by in Baking, Sweet Treat Sunday and tagged , , , .

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