Editor’s Note (August 19, 2018): Added instructions for testing baking powder and baking soda before using.
This homemade-from-scratch cake is tender, moist and buttery. The recipe is courtesy of Land-O-Lakes. I discovered it via a google search for a buttery vanilla cake with sour cream. Since I love and trust this brand, I made the cake. Perfect the first time! Excellent with or without glaze. I only changed the name of this recipe. Ingredients are the same.
This recipe contains baking powder and baking soda. They lose their effectiveness after sitting in the pantry for a long time. Typically, they last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. Before using, test both to make sure they’re active. If they’re inactive, the cake will be flat and inedible. Avoid.
Baked this cake in my favorite “old” bundt pan. It has an important part in my successful comeback story. A few years ago, I purchased the scratchy/dented pan from a family member for $5. Used it to bake a lemon cake and cornbread. Shared the recipes on Twitter and Facebook. I was surprised to receive several positive responses. At the time, I used an outdated platform that did not allow comments on a recipe. Occasionally, someone would respond to a blog post. Sad, but true. Thankfully, I moved to this modern, efficient and effective platform that allows comments. LOVE it!
The positivity from kind words inspired me to push hard to revive my “almost dead” food blogging career. My dream was resurrected with prayer, deep research, and serious hard work. I’m making progress daily!
Start where you are with what you have. Persistence wears down resistance. Winners never quit!
Smells good while baking. The beautiful color is a glorious sight. After eating two slices, my proverbial sweet tooth was totally satisfied.