• 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups AP flour, SIFTED
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • confectioners sugar glaze (optional)
  • red and gree maraschino cherry (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9 inch tube pan with paper, or grease really well!
  3. Cream the butter and Sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs, one at a time beating thoroughly after each egg.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together.
  6. Alternatly add the dry ingredients, and sour cream to the butter mixture blending really well.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. Beat for about 5 minutes until smooth and silky looking.
  9. Pour into pan and bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  10. I usually check at 1 hour 10 minutes.
  11. Your cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  12. Let cake cool in pan for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  13. You make make a glaze of Confectioners sugar or decorate with red and green cherries. The green ones for leaves the red ones as flowers.

Servings: 12
Total Time: 1 Hours 35 Minutes

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