.:my mama’s sour cream pound cake:.

Growing up, birthdays were always a big deal in our house.  I’m talking balloons, streamers, piñatas, games, goodie bags, ice cream, candles, and yes, cake!  My mom would always make a pound cake and decorate it according to the theme of the party.  And I’m not talking Harris Teeter decorate, I’m talking some Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss decorating {yeah, she’s that good!}.  I remember my most favorite birthday ever was a Beauty and the Beast themed party.  It was probably my 7th or 8th birthday and really the thing I remember most is the cake.  My mom made a cake with Chip on top {because while I do love Belle, Chip is my most favorite character}.  It was precious!  And I loved it!  Now that we’re grown, my mom still makes a pound cake for each birthday …  just without the decorations.  So, I thought since today I’m a quarter of a century old {which I guess is too “old” for a decorated cake! Hehee!}  it would be appropriate to share this recipe.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

3 cups sugar

3 sticks butter- at room temperature

6 eggs

3 cups plain flour

1/8 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoon lemon juice

8 oz. sour cream

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, vanilla and lemon juice.

Sift flour.

Mix sour cream and soda together.

Add sour cream/soda mixture alternating with flour to the batter.

{it’s important not to over mix the batter once you begin adding the flour.  Mix it just so that all the ingredients are incorporated}

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour & 15 minutes.