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Monday, February 17, 2014

Mama's Sour Cream & Lemon Pound Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes. (I have 5 I really love.) I request it for my birthday more often than not.  It is my mother's own tweaked pound cake recipe.  It is super moist and absolutely knock-your-socks off good.  I had to beg her to use it here.  If you are from the South you know how "secret" family recipes are, so feel privileged.  If Mama didn't love me so much I don't think she would have let me do this for y'all!  I hope you enjoy every crumb as much as I do!


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Ingredients:
2 1/4 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 c. Sugar
1 c. Butter Softened
10 oz. Sour Cream (approx 1c. & 2T.)
Juice From One Large Lemon
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 eggs

It's a one bowl process.  Mix the first 4 ingredients together and then add all the others with and electric mixer until combined.  Once it is combined, stop mixing because if you over mix it will cause a cake with tunnels.  Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan (or spray it with Baker's Joy).
Bake for 1 hour.  Enjoy!
You can make a simple glaze from 1 c. of Powdered Sugar and 2-3 T. of Fresh Lemon Juice and add it if you like.  However,  I usually prefer it just as it is when it comes out of the oven.

Happy baking!

34 comments:

  1. You are absolutely correct.... you mom's cake is wonderful.... maybe she will let you post her mac not cheese recipe or her hummingbird cake recipe.....

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    1. I am the one with the Humming Bird Cake Recipe Aunt Talu. Grandmother says mine tastes just like her mother's recipe. (Best compliment ever!) :o) You are right about Mom's Mac & Cheese. It can't be beat. I have taught a lot of ppl to make it, but it's easier to show how it's done, than write out the directions. It's not something you can just provide ingredients for.

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    2. That's true.... she makes a cheese roux..... mine does not taste like hers but I am getting close.

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  2. Wow, this looks delicious. I love anything lemon-y. I'll have to give it a try!

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  3. Hi Charlie thanks for stopping by my party! This Pound /cake sounds great I have so many pound cake recipes and they are all good. I love pound Cake, there are so many ways to make it ! Good luck in winning my Giveaway Make sure you follow all the steps thanks Maria

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  4. Hey Charlie, I MUST try this one! I love pound cake and this looks YUMMY. Stopping by from Inspired Weekends. Carrie, amothersshadow.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I hope you love it as much as I do! :o)

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  5. Mmm. This looks mouth watering! And perfect for Easter brunch! Thank you for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks Alison! :o) I think it's about perfect any time and Easter brunch with strawberries and fresh whipped cream sounds about perfect! So good!

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  6. This sounds like the recipe my grandma used to make! Saving to make and try it out. I loved this cake and so look forward to having it again!

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    1. Tell me how it turns out and if it reminds you of your grandmother. I love it. So, I think you will too! :o)

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    2. Turned out well and yes brought back great memories :)

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  7. This looks like a proper Southern poundcake! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Tasty Tuesdays; I'm featuring you today, lady!

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  8. Your mama's recipe is so good ! Pinned it and featured it at Tasty Tuesday today. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Can't wait to see what to get to the party next week. Have a great day.

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    1. I am thrilled that you have already made it Tanusree! :o) It makes me happy to share it with you! Thank you for the feature!

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  9. Oh Yum! Love a good pound cake. Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Thanks for hosting and stopping by, Theresa! :o)

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  10. This looks delicious! I'm glad I found your blog through the Tickled Pink link party. :)

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  11. O, this is just the cake I am making for my Bunco ladies on Monday. I will take photos and link back to your recipe.
    Thanks...
    here from 504 Main

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  12. Good Morning Charlie, I live in England and I have never had the pleasure of eating or baking a Pound Cake. So what a wonderful way to begin my experience, by being treated to your mother's recipe..... I feel privileged that she has shared the recipe. I often bake a cake for the weekend, so your Pound Cake is the one I am going to bake on Saturday.
    Thank you so much for the recipe. I have enjoyed my visit and so I have become a new follower with Google +
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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    1. How exciting! I love trying something new and I am excited that my recipe will be a new pleasure for you. It's amazing with strawberries and fresh whipped cream! Let me know how you love our Southern treat!

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  13. I love pound cake, and think lemon pound cake is the greatest! I can't wait to try this new recipe! I'm glad I found your post through the Take a Look Tuesday Link party

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Anne! I hope you love it!

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  14. over from Inspire me Tuesday. Love sour cream pound cake. Adding lemon…even more perfection. Happy Memorial Day.

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    1. Thanks Linda. It is wonderful, Mama does it right. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day too! :o)

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  15. This looks like something my Mom used to make too - simple but delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday Linky :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joann! I hope you give it a try, it's so good.

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