Sunday, March 17, 2013

Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake

Happy Sunday all.  Happy St. Patrick's Day.  It has been a little hectic this weekend.  Finishing up a couple of projects around the house, sharing with family, celebrating the joy of each others company and even visiting an Irish Pub to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our lovely Irish friends.  It was great fun and a much needed break from all the craziness around the house lately wrapping up all the projects that we have been working on.  No sunny days around here to enjoy.  It is still very cold here.  No signs of spring yet.  We even had some snow showers this morning could you believe??  It has now melted all away but it is still very grey and gloomy..

To share a bit of the joys of life and to bring a little spring to my home, I baked this Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake using fresh orange juice and orange zest and added a few fresh roses in all the colors of spring as decoration.  Oh the beauty of flowers.  They have the ability to bring sunshine to any space and tom lift our spirits. Life's little pleasures..  I hope you enjoy this recipe.  It is delicious.  Light and moist and the perfect complement for an afternoon tea.





























Recipe:

Ingredients

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange zest 
1 tablespoon of fresh orange juice


Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla, orange zest, orange juice and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.



45 comments:

  1. Oh so lovely with the roses.What a presentation!And it sounds delicious too!

    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne. I hope that you get to try the recipe. It is yummy.

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  2. This looks so delicious. Do you think it can be made with Lemons too?

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    1. Sure. I don't see why not. Have fun with the recipe. Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Oh my goodness, yummy!!! I'm such a "sucker" for baking..boy, I want to make everything I see and this recipe is got me drooling. I will make it soon!! Have a happy week.
    FABBY

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  4. Your table setting for tea is gorgeous too. I love the way you decorated the pretty cake!
    Fabby

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  5. Hello Fabby. I love your enthusiasm. I also enjoy baking and cooking. I find it so relaxing. I will be posting more recipes in the future. I have one for Irish Soda bread that I am going to try. Do you have a good one that you can share?? Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments too. Have a great week..

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  6. I haven't met anything orange flavored that I didn't like...your cake looks delicious. And I love the green transferware...I collect Romantic England in that shade of green.
    Have a great week!

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  7. A very pretty tea and the orange pound cake sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
    ~Clara

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    1. You are welcome Clara. Thank you for visiting.

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  8. I'm afraid I'd have to pass on this wonderful looking cake because of the butter (sad face) BUT your photos are a real 'feast for the eyes'!! Just lovely!

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    1. Hello Lauren. I am sorry that you are not able to try the recipe but I sure understand. Thank you for your sweet and lovely words.

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  9. That cake looks so pretty with the roses. :)

    Have a great week!
    ~Liz

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  10. I will print this out for sure - this is my kind of cake!!! Wonderful!

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  11. Yum! I will bake this cake very soon, I just bought extra eggs and I just love pound cake! Yours looks so beautiful with the roses and the lovely green transferware dishes! I love transferware and am going to write a post about it on my blog one day. I am from Woodbury Heights, N.J. originally and now living in Sicklerville, N.J.
    Love, Your newest follower, Linda

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  12. A rich and delicious looking cake, a piece with a cup of tea would be delightful.
    Judith

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  13. Mmmmmmmm beautiful and delicious! Your tea cups are lovely. And the flowers add such a romantic feel to your tea setting. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
    Hugs and Happy Spring!
    Terri

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  14. Hi Janet,
    Your cake and roses look both beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing your pound cake recipe. It doesn't feel like spring here either. Hoping for warmer weather in the weeks to come.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your cake looks so Beautiful with the roses on top !!! I will be right over to have some with you OK. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new post, " hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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    1. Hello Diane. I would love to have your company any time friend.. You kind words are always welcome and encouraging. Thanks so much Diane. Have a great week too.

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  16. So pretty and delicious!I love pound cakes at tea time!
    ~Donna~

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  17. Oh my!... What a lovely post with those exquisite tea vignettes of roses, pound cake and pretty teacup with a strand of pearls...and also a very yummy post as well.. Now I'm hungry!

    (Incidentally, I thought even when I first saw your 'blog part image thumbnail' this week, just prior to clicking on it to visit you; "that must be Rosemary And Thyme's post"... And yes, it was indeed)... You have 'a lovely signature look' of immense beauty and creative artistic expression in all that you create and share. I so enjoy each and every one!

    Thanks for your sweet, encouraging words last week dear lady. I always so enjoy you fabulous posts. Loved your office post as well.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

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    1. Hello Wanda. I am flattered and humbled by your beautiful and lovely words. They really touched my heart and made me smile. I often wonder if any really pays attention or even enjoys what I post and to have you acknowledge and recognize my work is truly uplifting and immensely encouraging. I am truly honored and grateful Wanda and it was my pleasure to to visit you as well.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  18. That's my kind of cake. Sounds wonderful. Lovely photos, too. Deb

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  19. Hi Janet,
    I love the roses decorating your cake! I have decorated my cakes that way a couple of times only I used one shade. Your assortment is really beautiful! Pretty teacups too. Thank you sharing your very romantic post with both my Spring Tea and my HOME parties. Happy Spring, my friend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Hello Sandi. Thank you for your lovely and sweet comment. I will also try it with one shade too.. I am sure it looks just as pretty. It is pleasure to link up to your parties Sandi.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  20. Yum! It looks so beautiful how ever did you bring yourself to cut it? Let me guess, the heavenly aroma, ahhhh...
    The pictures are just gorgeous. Love the way you styled them.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patti. How nice to see you stop by. I love your comment. It was kind of difficult to cut the cake but at the end, I couldn't resist.. Thanks for visiting.

      Janet

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  21. Janet, your cake and floral arrangement look fabulous. And I might add that cake is jumping off the screen for me to catch...I'm in the party to your left. It's lovely to look at and I'm sure it tastes great.

    Thanks,
    Helen

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  22. Stopping by from Katherine's Corner! Your blog is beautiful and the cake looks delightful. I will have to try it for my next tea party! I wish I could pin it, but it doesn't look like you have a pin button. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing. ~Rebekah@weliveinspired

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  23. What can I say but ..... YUM!

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  24. Janet,
    YUM YUM YUM and GORGEOUS! beautiful table, girl! I am doing our dinner next sunday and I have ideas in my head and things on the table, but not really settled about it all yet....HOpe to do that the beginning of next week...I am remembering some really pretty ceramic chicks I started to make and then gave them to goodwill because I was afraid I wpoulnd't finish them....so sad.....
    LOL
    Hearts to you!
    Betsy

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  25. Gorgeous - love the way you've decorated the cake - I am sure it smelled and tasted wonderful! All together a gorgeous tablesetting! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  26. it looks delish and perfect with a nice cup of tea too. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  27. Oh, my that is just so beautiful! I will have to feature it this week!
    Sherry

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  28. Your tablescapes are just incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures and giving me ideas on how to use my vintage china and accessories along with new items.

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  29. Your cake really is too beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday, I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  30. This recipe looks SO delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it at Grace at Home. I featured it this week!

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  31. Oh this looks luscious! And the roses are so beautiful. Gorgeous display too!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. I cannot wait to to make this pound cake. It sounds lovely. I would love to know the pattern name of the green floral dishes. Your display is so beautiful. Rae

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    1. Please do give it a try. It is a great cake. I will forward the name of the pattern as soon as I get the chance.

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    2. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you with this but I have been a busy bee lately. The pattern on this post is Parliament by Premiere in the Asiatic Pheasants pattern, made in England.

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  33. I made your cake this week. I added fresh blueberries and an orange glaze! It has been a hit with everyone! Pretty springy colors too! Thank you for sharing it!

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    1. Hi Ann,

      You have made me so happy. I am so glad that you tried the recipe and made it your own. How wonderful that it was a success. Thank you for letting know..

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