Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pound Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup {2 sticks} butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Lemon Glaze and Assembly
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice {about 3 small lemons}
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon zest for garnish

For the cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Beat the butter and shortening in a mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until blended. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Mix the sour cream and buttermilk in a bowl. Add the flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in the lavorings and lemon zest.
Spoon the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 1 hours and 40 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze, mix the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in bowl until of a glaze consistency. Drizzle over the cooled cake and garnish with lemon zest.

Tips & Tricks

  • Freezes great.
  • Makes a great gift. I like to wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, tie with a toile bow and cute gift tag.
  • Try changing up the flavor: orange, lime, key lime, stawberry or maybe raspberry.
paint trends and tips

paint trends and tips

Paint is one the most inexpensive way to freshen up a room. It looks brighter, and cleaner although beware it has been known to cause what I like to refer to as a “chain reaction”. Meaning you’ll probably end up back at your local paint store buying a few more gallons.

If you’re doing the work yourself invest in a good brush and rollers my personal favorite is Purdy.