Sour Cream Pound Cake

 I love pound cakes and brownies to an extent that it is always a battle for me to choose between the TWO! I love them — really really love brownies and pound cakes or pound cakes and brownies. Since I started blogging – it’s all the more a challenge as there are a TON of awesome recipes on the web with simple variations to each one of these. and COMEON – we know it’s a lotta butter and suga which is not good for health 😉 — sigh the cost of loving these two. Blogging and trying different recipes – led to sharing them with friends and with colleagues at work – which led to these disappearing in no time – which led to trying more – which then led to a mission – blogging pound cakes and brownies! Yes, I have just taken it as mission to try every recipe of these two that appeal to me (I wonder if any that wont!!! – no don’t see that happening).
So – here is the first one to this mission. Sour cream pound cake – I had butter, sour cream was dying to be used and wanted to use lime zest and that’s how I chose to make a sour cream pound cake!

This is what you need:
1 cup sour cream – room temp
1 stick butter, softened – room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs – room temp
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
zest of 1 lime (this is optional – but I’d say add it… the cake is so so tasty with the hint of the zest.

This is how you make:
– Preheat oven to 325*
– Generously spray a loaf pan with non stick cooking spray. use parchment paper if you’d like to.
– In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until blended smooth. Add sour cream and blend till smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
– Now add eggs one at a time, and keep beating till they incorporate in the batter. Add the flour, vanilla extract and lime zest and beat for about 2-3 mins.
-Pour into the loaf pan. Bake at 325*F for 1 hour . Check for doneness at 1 hour. A toothpick inserted into center of cake will come out clean.

It was very tasty and the hint of lime zest – was very very refreshing. The texture is dense and so it is filling and may be heavy if eaten more than 2 slices at a time – so space out when you want to eat this 😛

Here is wishing me luck on my ‘fun’ mission!
Carpe Diem

I am seding this recipe to BAKE FEST @ ZESTY PALETTE hosted by Vardhini


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