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Friday, June 17, 2011

Tea for Two: Sour Cream Pound Cake

Hello friends.

It's been a while since I shared some of my teacups with you.  Will you join me?

Jordan’s girlfriend, Ashlee, works at an assisted living facility.  Last winter, one of her residents was selling her teacup collection and Ashlee bought several for me.  

I love the delicate beauty of a teacup.  These two cups are very similar.  Aren’t they pretty?  I set the table with a pink tablecloth, a dainty doily, a beautiful pink candleholder I won from Happier than a Pig in Mud, and sweet floral dessert plates.

Today, I am serving English Breakfast Tea.  It is one of my favorites and will pair perfectly with this delicious Sour Cream Pound Cake I made just for your visit.  

Sour Cream Pound Cake
3 Cups Sugar
2 Sticks Butter, softened
6 Large Eggs, divided and beaten
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla (Yes it is a tablespoon not a teaspoon)
3 Cups All-purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda

Preheat oven to 300*.  Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.  Add egg yolks and mix thoroughly.  Mix flour and baking soda in a small bowl.  Add to the butter mixture, along with the sour cream and vanilla.  Mix well.  Fold in beaten egg whites.  Bake in a greased and floured tube pan for 1 hour, 45 minutes.  
Would you like your cake plain…

 …or with berries and cream?

This recipe is from Teatime Treats.  It’s a sweet little book featuring recipes for teas, finger sandwiches, and desserts.  

Guess what?  

I am giving a copy to one of my readers as part of my
One-year Blogiversary Giveaway!
I’m also including
a box of assorted black teas
A box of Chocorooms (You will love them)
and a beautiful hand-printed tea towel 
for you to enjoy with your delicious treats.  
Be sure to stop back soon because I will 
 preview more items from the giveaway.

The giveaway post will be published on
 on June 28.  You will want to enter to win
a gift package worth more than $100.

I will be linking to the following parties:


  1. you had me at "pound cake"! LOL!

  2. Hi La, do you have a little milk in your English breakfast tea like we do in England?
    I would love to enter your giveaway but I think the postage will be too expensive to the UK if I won!!!

    Have a lovely weekend, Jackie in Surrey.UK.

  3. I have been thinking about sour cream poundcake for so long. Yours looks so good. Love the teacups. Your giveaway sure will have lots of good stuff. xo,

  4. Your cake looks great La! What a fun group of goodies you've put together, the mushrooms are just too cute:@)

  5. The teacups are so sweet. I love serving tea in non-matching cups, everyone feels special!

    I like pound cake a lot {no pun in the name I hope!} The sour cream in this one sounds so good! I am definitely putting your recipe in my files! Thanks, La!


  6. I echo Jackie's comments above - postage too expensive here to Spain too! Sigh :(

    Lovely post & blog!

    XOXO Lola:)

  7. Your pound cake recipe sounds great! :-)

  8. I am loving this. The teacups are so lovely and the pound cake with the fruit looks so delish! Thanks for sharing. Ginger

  9. Oh me! Oh my! First of all...thank you for stopping by! I am catching up on my return thank yous :o)

    Such pretty, pretty tea cups! And what a lovely sweet to go with some tea! Thank you for sharing your recipe :o) (And...or yes...the skilet bread is so quick and easy and yummy...great with any meal.)

    Happy Blogiversary! And what an amazing giveaway! We love tea and sweets...and I love recipe books! ...on my way to check out more!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  10. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by. I love your patriotic blog look and you Tea cups are so sweet, how thoughtful that young gal is to purchase those for you, sounds like she's a keeper! Happy Blogaversary too. I would love to try your pound cake but I'll have to come back another time as I just joined Weight Watchers as there is just too much of Me right now! lol Hugs Marilou

  11. Hi La,

    Has it been a year already? Geez.

    Your teacups are just beautiful and I love the gold trim. The pink candle holder is adorable.

    Wow! Sounds like an exciting Giveaway!



  12. I haven't done a sour cream pound cake in the longest and yours looks so good! I like the texture of your cake & will try your receipe. Cute teacups!

  13. hello la,

    i want to thank you for the wonderful recipes and all you share - i will be visiting again -
    i love your blog -

    love ya, maria - cottage feel -

  14. My family laughs at me because I will always pick the pound cake, even at the fanciest bakery - it's my favorite!

  15. Looks great, thanks for sharing:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  16. You were lucky to be able to obtain these pretty tea cups. You did a nice job on your presentation today.

  17. Oh what a beautiful tea party, La!! Happy Pink Saturday! Such a beautiful post, my friend~

  18. What a fun tea party! You tea cup collection is lovely and the pound cake looks delicious!
    I am going to have to try your recipe... when things cool a bit. I hate to heat up the kitchen.

  19. That ckae sounds yummy. No calories at all I'm sure... Best with the berries & cream. THANKS for sharing.

  20. My ears truly perked up when I heard poundcake. I want mine with everything!!! I want berries, maybe a little ice cream? If you don't have ice cream, I'll take a glass of cold milk.

  21. We all love a tea party with cake! Sounds like you have a fun giveaway planned! Hugs! ♥

  22. OH my gosh...the pound cake and tea look luscious!! Looking forward to your giveaway! Thanks for posting mine!

  23. I stopped in to let you know I am having another giveaway and a linky party for the month of June and did I luck out! Gorgeous tea cups..Pound cake recipe and a great giveaway! You know I'll be back!
    Would love it if you entered my giveaway! and/or linky party. Blessings L

    Here is where you can find the details...

  24. I'll have to give this a try, hadn't heard of it before but sounds yummy! Your teacups are lovely.
    Have a beautiful PS weekend.
    TTFN ~

  25. That sounds yummy. I can't remember when the last time I had a pound cake was. Hope you're having a good, wet weekend. BTW, I posted your ice cream party on my sidebar.

  26. Hello La,
    what a tempting idea. Looks really yummy.And you have a gorgeous Birthday Cake!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  27. Beautiful! What a sweetie to buy such lovely teacups. Your poundcake looks divine - especially with the cream and berries on top. It all looks so inviting.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week!

  28. It looks delicious! I'll have mine with the fruit and cream. And more cream, it can't hurt! :)

  29. Hello La,
    your cake looks fantastic. I feel my hips gaining weight while looking all this tempting sweets on Tea Time Tuesday. Thank your for sharing this delightful tea party.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  30. Pound cake! YUM! Pretty new cups, too! Happy Tea Day!

  31. The pound cake looks delicious and such an easy recipe. The teacups are pretty, I like to mix and match mine as no two are the same.
    Your giveaway is quite generous.

  32. Hello La,
    Happy blogiversary! Your pound cake looks wonderful. I do love a pound cake! Such pretty teacups and how thoughtful of your son's girlfriend to get them for you. Please enter me in your very nice Giveaway. Thank you for sharing your post with Tea Time and I wish you a delightful day.


  33. Your sour cream cake looks delicious! I am copying down the recipe...yum! How nice of the young lady to think of you and get you the teacups...what a blessing!

  34. La, this really sounds like a yummy cake -- love pound cake (can't stand light cakes)! Yummy? Is it you that is having an ice cream social? Joni

  35. Love your tea cups! And the sour cream cake looks fantastic. I love baking with sour cream.

    I'm hosting a weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday, I hope you'll stop by and share your recipe.

  36. This is the Sour Cream Pound cake recipe that I have used for years. Haven't made it in a very long time but I think I need to now.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook


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