Bay Leaf Pound Cake With Orange Glaze photographed on May 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Food - Drink
The Ingredient That Will Forever Change Your Classic Pound Cake
Pound cake is a sweet, dense cake served alongside fruit, whipped cream, or even coffee. This classic melt-in-your-mouth treat usually needs flour, eggs, butter, and sugar to make, but there is one special ingredient that can make a more flavorful pound cake.
Jessica Morone, recipe developer and author of Jess Loves Baking, suggests adding sour cream for an extra dose of creaminess. Monroe says that the addition of sour cream makes the cake moister, more tender, and adds a little extra tangy taste.
In her recipe, Morone adds the sour cream second to last, just before the flour. By mixing all the wet ingredients together first, it is easier to evenly combine everything, which reduces the amount of clumps that can form in the batter.