Rating: 4.5 stars
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This is the richest, most delicious pound cake you will ever eat. There is no substitute for real butter!

Recipe Summary

cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until incorporated.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and immediately prick cake all over with a wooden pick 20 to 30 times. Pour butter sauce over cake. Allow cake to cool completely as cake is very fragile when warm. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and invert cooled cake onto a serving dish. Dust with powdered sugar.

  • To make the Butter Sauce: Heat 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon vanilla over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Do not boil.

Nutrition Facts

598 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 78.8g; fat 29g; cholesterol 131.4mg; sodium 477mg. Full Nutrition
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