English Pound Cake


  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6eggs, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.


  • Step 2

    Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. It should be noticeably lighter in color. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, orange and almond extracts. Blend in the flour mixture, alternating with the sour cream, until fully incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Allow cake to cool on rack before removing from pan to cool completely.

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