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Three Flavour Sour Cream Cake

This recipe makes a dense rich pound cake with the flavours of vanilla, orange and almond. Perfect to serve to guests with tea or coffee.
Reviews (25)


08 Nov 2011
Reviewed by: naples34102
This pound cake recipe is a classic and because of that, it's common. It's the standard, really, for pound cakes - 3 c. each sugar and flour, a cup of butter, 6 eggs, 1/4 tsp. each of baking soda and salt, 8 ozs. of sour cream or cream cheese and flavoring, usually vanilla. Make enough of them and you’ll have this recipe down pat. So as a tried and true recipe there was no question it was a good one - and of course it was. It's moist, buttery rich, with a compact and tender crumb. This recipe differs from the classic in that, like some other pound cake variations, it uses different flavorings. But it also deviates from the conventional and preferred creaming and mixing technique, which I chose to adhere to: cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy, a good few minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the flavoring. Add the flour alternately with the sour cream, in thirds, beginning and ending with the flour. That method, unless you OVERBEAT the batter or bake the cake too long, all but guarantees a perfect result. I have to say the three flavors of extract didn't move me, although it seemed to be a good fit for the "Funfetti Cake" I made by adding 1/3 c. of colored sprinkles to the batter. In this cake it was a good fit, but I prefer a simple, vanilla-flavored pound cake by adding 1 T. of vanilla. Still, the basic recipe is the modern-day standard by which any variations come from, so it can be prepared confidently.
 
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07 Jan 2002
Reviewed by: julie
this cake needs more flavor - the "crust" is delicious, but the middle is tasteless. i know that doesn't make sense, but everyone in my family said the same thing.
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
13 Jan 2001
Reviewed by: DEL BROWN
Wonderful cake. Lots of flavor. My kids and my husband loved it. I did too!!
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
21 Dec 2007
Reviewed by: Pierced8x
Everyone LOVES this pound cake when I make it. I think I've made it 50 times in the last 4 years. It's all my brother in law wants for Christmas every year. Hints: Make sure your ingredients are room temperature when you begin--the secret to all great pound cakes. Beat each egg 60 seconds when you add it. I decrease the cook time by 10-12 minutes--we like it a little gooey at the top. Yummy!
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
18 Jul 2004
Reviewed by: Akubra17
Very nice, dense cake. Will definately make this again. It gets the workmates seal of approval!!
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
26 Dec 2002
Reviewed by: DAELITH
This is the best pound cake I’ve ever had. Made it Christmas day and it was a huge hit with the family. The orange extract gives it an added boost. I’ll be making this again in the future.
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
04 Dec 2002
Reviewed by: SUNNI-ONE
This is, hands down, the best pound cake I've ever had.....I'll be making this a lot in the future!
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
16 Apr 2006
Reviewed by: Judy
Good cake. Much too sweet though, I would recommend using a little less sugar. The flavor is pretty casual, so serve the cake with something else, like ice cream or strawberries.
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
16 Jul 2001
Reviewed by: STAFA
This is a very good cake. Goes well with coffee or tea.
 
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
04 Jan 2008
Reviewed by: CK.CROOKS
This recipe was just okay for me. I was looking for a dense and moist cake. I found this to be dense, but dry. I ended up poking holes all over the cake and pouring a glaze over the top.
 
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