Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake

Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake
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 and tie a big beautiful bow around it.  The pictures below don’t do the box justice.  It looks so much better in person!  
Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake
Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake
Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake

Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake
Paula Deen
(Printable Recipe)

  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. I love me some pound cake…yummy! What a great gift idea for friends. *making my list & off to the store* Thanks for sharing! =)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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