Gammy’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
I celebrated Mother’s day this year,a day prior.My sweet hubby treated us all at one of our favorite Italian restaurant, en route from Mickey Mouse world.I decided to switch from my regular order of Chicken Marsala,which I absolutely love to ‘Eggplant Parmigiano’ hesitantly.And I was not disappointed.It was light and delicious unlike my previous not so tasty experiences.We all were so stuffed that there was no room for dessert, so I told myself that once I get back to home I will make up for it.
One of my all time Favorite American dessert is scrumptious pound cake.I like this honest to goodness,very rich,soulful piece of heaven more than any other kind of cake or cookies.So when I checked my inbox and found this much desired recipe for Sour Cream Pound cake from my dear friend Melissa ,I was thrilled.I am guessing it was the case of those telepathic communication I have read about, since i was expecting insanely good coffee cake or delicious donuts in my inbox :-).
I know Mother’s day has come and gone for this year but when it comes to share the love and memories of delicious bite,we are not limited by one day of the year.Love and memories should be celebrated any time and day of the year, I believe. Read for yourself as my friend Melissa shares our Mother’s days special in the honor of her Gammy.
Last week was our beloved Gammy’s birthday (my husband’s grandmother). And although she is no longer with us, there is so much to celebrate about her, especially at Mother’s Day. Her infectious spirit, her cheerful hospitality, her love of family, her strong voice singing out her favorite hymns. Thankfully, we have more than just lovely memories about her to cherish; her legacy lives on through her recipes, graciously shared with me by my mother-and-sister-in-law.
It’s hard to pick out a favorite from among those smudged and worn recipe cards. But one of my favorites – a recipe I enjoy making for women’s events or for friends – is her Sour Cream Pound Cake. And although it isn’t particularly healthy (there’s lots of sugar and butter in there), this recipe is definitely good for the soul. Especially if it’s enjoyed over a cup of coffee with friends or family – just the way Gammy liked it!
Gammy’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
By Belle Gustafson (Gammy)
2 sticks butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
6 TBSP powdered sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
½ cup pecans, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Beat butter, add sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
3. Incorporate the remaining ingredients, alternating dry ingredients with sour cream.
4. Put half of batter in greased bundt pan. Sprinkle with filling mixture, then pour rest of batter over the top and smooth with a spatula.
5. Put bundt pan in over and turn oven up to 350 degrees. Bake 1 hr & 20 minutes.
- I typically preheat the oven at 350 degrees simply because it is easier for me. The cake turns out fine. But, I’m sure Gammy had a reason for preheating at 300, so give it a try!
- Let the cake cool completely before trying to remove from the pan (invert on a plate or cutting board).
- But because I have a problem waiting so long to eat this cake, I usually sprinkle the top with powdered sugar (to cover up inconsistencies that might occur when I remove the cake from the pan).