Every year I give a few special friends a Christmas pound cake. I make the cake in my favorite Christmas tree Bundt pan and ice the peaks to look like snow. I’ve been making a Vanilla Butter Cake for several years, so I decided to branch out with a new cake this year. I decided on this cake from Paula Deen. I love almond, and I’ve never had a bad Paula Deen dessert. It had to be a winner.
This recipe made enough for a Christmas tree cake and a loaf pan. Chicken Legs sampled the pound cake loaf and gave it two thumbs up. I used the glace icing that I use on sugar cookies to ice the peaks. My favorite part about giving this cake to friends is the presentation. I buy monogramed boxes from BakingBoxes.com and tie a big beautiful bow around it. The pictures below don’t do the box justice. It looks so much better in person!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour a tube pan and set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar together and then add sour cream. Sift flour and baking soda together. Add to creamed mixture, alternately with eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add extracts and stir to combine. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cool cake in pan for about 10 minutes and then unmold and cool completely on a wire rack. Frost cake when completely cooled.
The cake makes a spectacular presentation and the box is just a fabulous idea!
Looks wonderful and sounds terrific. Need my address? 🙂
Aww! This cake looks awesome and I love the personalized cake boxes! Definitely a great touch!
Paula Deen… i want her for Christmas.. lol She can make all of her recipes for me everyday of the week and i wouldn't complain once.
I love your pan and the decor!
Lea Ann – I can't believe that you've never baked a pound cake! They are SO easy! Just throw everything in the KitchenAid and it is done.
Beautiful cake Stephanie. Love that mountain mold. I've never made a pound cake, it's on my list.
I love me some pound cake…yummy! What a great gift idea for friends. *making my list & off to the store* Thanks for sharing! =)
LinC – believe it or not the Large Cake\Pie – 9 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 5" – is the perfect size!
What a beatiful cake! Love the sprinkles. A nice presentation on the gold doily. What size box is that? I looked on the Bakingbox web site, but they didn't look large enough for a Bundt cake.
haha, glad you don't give em a fruit cake….
That looks good and being a Paula recipe probably means that it's really good.