How to Make Pound Cake
The original pound cake got it's name from the weight of it's main ingredients. This healthier version, served with berries, is the perfect accompaniant to a cup of tea.
-Hey everyone, I'm Judith. Well today, we'll be making an Old Fashioned Pound Cake from scratch, a really wonderful cake to have with a nice cup of tea. So what you will need for this is 1-1/2 of butter; 6 eggs; 1 8-ounce carton of dairy sour cream; 3 cups of all purpose flour; 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda; 3 cups of sugar; 1 teaspoon of vanilla; and fresh strawberries and blackberries optional. Alright, so first thing first, we've whisked our 10-inch tube pan with some cooking spray there. We're just gonna set that aside for later. Now, let's get our flour, and we're just gonna add our baking soda to our flour, and mix that in a little. We can set that aside for the moment too. Alright, so in a large mixing bowl, what we're gonna do is add in our butter. Now, we have let our butter sour cream and eggs rest for about 30 minutes in room temperature. So, nice and soft, so into our mixing bowl goes our butter, and on the medium high speed, we're gonna just whisk that away with our mixer for 300 seconds. Now, gradually, we're gonna add in our sugar and we're gonna beat for about 10 minutes until it's light and fluffy anyway. Alright, so that is now looking nice, light, and fluffy, just give a stir, scrape of the sides to edges. Now, one at a time, we're gonna add in our eggs, and after each time you add in your egg, make sure you beat it very well. So, we're just gonna keep beating our mixture until we've used all of our eggs, alright. So we feed up all of those eggs now into that mixture, looking good, light, smooth, creamy just as we wanted. So, now let's bring our flour and sour cream into the mix. First of all, though, however, let's that add that touch of vanilla that's give it a really nice taste. So, alternately, what we're gonna do is put in a little bit of flour and a little bit of sour cream, and we're gonna beat after each time on a low speed. So, let's add our little bit of flour, little bit of sour cream, and we'll beat. And we'll gonna do exactly the same. We'll gonna repeat this process until all our flour and sour cream have been used up, alright, now all of our flour and sour cream are in there now, and we've got this gorgeous butter ready for the oven. Okay, so what we gonna do now is transfer this into our greased loaf pan, in there goes, yes, very good, and the great thing about this is about-- it's very simple, easy to do, inexpensive ingredients and it makes high [unk]. It's always good. Alright, so spread that out there, get those little trickles, very good, alright. So that now is gonna go into the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour or an hour and a half. You can check if it's done by putting a wooden toothpick in, and if it comes out clear, that should be done. So then, take it out the oven. Let it rest of 20 minutes and you should have your pound cake ready. Alright, so our pound cake has been in the oven for about an hour and a half. We left it to rest for about 20 minutes and now that is done, and look at it, really beautiful, golden brown. We slice it up and serve with some fresh berries, fantastic. Alright, so that is how you make your old fashioned pound cake.
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