Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sour Cream - Orange Pecan Pound Cake



Southern Style Sour Cream ~ Orange Pecan Pound Cake
This recipe has been adapted from one I found online but have forgotten the source.
1 c. shortening (Very important: cream shortening until light and fluffy,
   about 5 min., using an electric mixer. When adding other ingredients, 
   mix until just blended. Over beating can make the cake tough.)
3 c. sugar
6 eggs - room temperature
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream
1 tbsp. & 1 tsp. orange extract ~ I like to add grated orange peel also.
1 c. chopped pecans

Cream shortening; gradually add 3 cups sugar, beating well at medium speed on mixer. Add eggs, one at a time and beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended after each addition. Stir in orange extract and chopped pecans. (You can also put the chopped pecans in the bundt pan prior to adding the batter.)

Pour into floured and greased 10 inch bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 90 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Oven temps vary so be sure and check after the first hour. Allow
cake to cool in pan for 10-15 min. Remove cake from pan and let cool
completely.

You can frost with a glaze of powdered sugar and orange juice or just dust with powdered sugar. Add some fresh fruit if you like along with whipped
cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!

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23 comments:

Korrie Bastian said...

Ooh, this looks delicious!

Jacqueline said...

Shame on me, but I am thinking that a nice slice of that would be the perfect breakfast! I think it is my right to think that now when I don't have to set the proper example for the kids! Looks so yummy and I love the pecans.

Lisa said...

With the words pound cake, orange, sour cream, and pecan in the title, can it be anything other than delicious? Yum!
XO,
Lisa

Barbara F. said...

There is something so delicious about an orange flavored pound cake, it just makes the buttery cake even more luscious. Great recipe, Pat! xo

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Oh this looks so yummy!! I must try it! Orange is perfect in a pound cake IMO!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The cake looks great and what a great recipe!
Have a great weekend!

Susie said...

Could you just mail me a slice of that cake? Oh yum. It does look good and I love orange flavoring. Smiles, Susie

Melissa Miller said...

Yum, Pat I love orange flavored cake. I will try it soon. :-)

Kathleen said...

Hi Pat,
That looks delicious! I have to try it!
Here from Foodie Friday! :)

charmaine said...

You had me at sour cream and pecan! Looks yummy!

Gina said...

That looks great, I wish I had a slice right now! It so nice & high too.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You are SUCH a temptress!!! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, now there is a recipe to book mark, that looks sinfully fabulous!
Thank you
Carol

Candace said...

I love orange cake so much. This looks sooooo good!

Sherry said...

Pound cake is my favorite cake, but this sounds awesome!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us...it looks too good! :D

Carla said...

Wow this sounds really tasty. Gonna have to try. thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following your blog too

kitty said...

Sounds really yummy and full of ctrus goodness!!

Lisa said...

YUMMMM! This sounds divine! This would be perfect for a brunch!! Don't you think! :}

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

I love just about anything orange flavored! This cake sounds so yummy...can't wait to try this! :-)

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
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Revi said...

This sounds SOOOOO good! How do you stay so trim when you make delicious treats like this?
-Revi

Debra said...

OH this looks so good ! I love orange flavor...think I am going to try this recipe! ( once the heat wave goes away! : )