Perfect Pound Cake
Mouthwatering and moist, just waiting to be sliced.
- 1 1/2 cups California raisins
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
Grease and flour three 9×5-inch loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss raisins with oil and chop fine; spread on paper toweling to remove excess oil; then coat with the 1 tablespoon flour. Sift 3 cups flour with salt and baking soda; set aside. Blend together sour cream, vanilla and lemon extract; set aside.
In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the sour cream mixture and the dry ingredients alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Fold in raisins. Turn batter into pans and place in oven immediately.
Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on wire racks. Wrap when thoroughly cool. Store in refrigerator and allow 24 hours before slicing.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 270 (36% from fat); Total Fat 11g (sat 7g, mono 2g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 70mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 38g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 28g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 140mg; Calcium 57mg; Potassium 88mg
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