Sunday, August 31, 2008

By Request

Per request of Robin from Autumn Harvest, I'm posting the recipe for:

Mrs. Twylah's Sour Cream Pound Cake

2 sticks butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup sour cream (8 oz. container)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla, almond or lemon extract

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease well and flour a 10" tube pan, bundt pan or 2 loaf pans.

Sift flour with soda. Cream butter, add the sugar slowly. Beat to cream well (10 to 15 minutes). Add eggs one at a time. Stir in the sour cream. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well and constantly. Stir in extract. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Let set in pan 5 minutes, turn out on rack and let cool completely. Enjoy!

See my post entitled A Sweet Memory for my story about this pound cake.


  1. Dear Laurie,

    Thank you! This sounds like it would be an awesome birthday cake. I may just have to share the recipe with my daughters for my 42nd birthday in September. It sounds *incredible*! If not for that, we will have to make it this autumn. :)

    I wish I could have joined you in celebrating Tasha Tudor's birthday. What a wonderful woman she was. You've inspired me to read more about her. I remember my friend Jenny (the friend I wrote about in the "In Memory" link at the top of my blog) speaking of her when we lived in Germany. As it was you had and excellent companion! :)

    Have a wonderful Monday, Laurie!

    P.S. Did you know that my blog was called "Homekeeping Hearts" for about a year? :)

  2. Hey Robin,

    Tell me what day your birthday is!!!

    I gave Lindsey the book, "A Time To Keep" by Tasha Tudor when she was about 4 years old. We've researched her many times and have always been inspired by her life. I did read your post about your dear friend Jenny, she must have been a wonderful and inspiring woman in her own right. And you knew her personally.

    Homekeeping Heart has been my theme for many years. I don't remember if I mentioned it but I homeschooled Lindsey. We named our little school Homekeeping Hearts Academy. Great minds think alike!!

  3. Nice to meet you, Laurie! Thanks so much for stopping by Finding La Dolce Vita and your kind comment :)

  4. Man that sounds good. It is printing right now!

  5. Oh Yum!

    I adore pound cake and would happily have devoured that one had I been within fifty feet of it. All self control and good sense leaves me when I am faced with a moist and sweet pound cake.




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