Blueberry-Sour Cream Pound Cake with Lemon Cream
We've dressed up our Classic Pound Cake recipe with blueberries, sour cream, and a lemon-cream topping.
For the Cake
- 1 pound (3 1/4 cups), plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 3 sticks softened unsalted butter, plus more for pans
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 9 large, room-temperature eggs
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 tablespoons sanding sugar
For the Topping
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter two 5-by-9-inch loaf pans. Combine 3 1/4 cups flour and salt in a bowl.
Cream butter, sour cream, and sugar with a mixer on high speed until pale and fluffy, for 8 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to medium, and add vanilla extract.
Lightly beat eggs, and add to mixer bowl in 4 additions, mixing thoroughly after each and scraping down sides. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 4 additions, mixing until just incorporated. Toss blueberries in remaining 2 tablespoons flour; fold into finished batter. Divide batter between pans. Tap on counter to distribute; smooth tops.
Before baking, sprinkle sanding sugar over each cake. Bake until a tester inserted into center of each cake comes out clean, about 65 minutes. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.
Make the lemon cream: Combine heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and lemon zest in a bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, July 2009