Friday, August 3, 2012

The Garden's Bounty: Blueberry Pound Cake

Welcome back for day 5 of the five-part series, “The Garden’s Bounty,” which has been hosted by Savannah of Hammock Tracks. Five different bloggers have been linking up each day this week and have shared a vast array of recipes that use the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are available during the summer season.  I hope you have enjoyed this series and have discovered some great new summer recipes!  Today we are ending the series on a sweet note by sharing recipes for our favorite summer desserts.

As you may remember, we were blessed to be able to pick blueberries a couple times this summer, so I've been looking forward to sharing our favorite blueberry recipe with you. This was especially a hit with my husband, who has mentioned it several times!

Blueberry Pound Cake 

1 cup butter softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs (brought to room temperature for best results)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 
confectioner's sugar

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan or bundt pan. 
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each one. Add vanilla. 
4. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
5. Fold in blueberries.
6. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from pan.
7. When cool, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or make a basic glaze and drizzle over cooled cake.
8. This is delicious served with a dollop of whipped cream (not Cool Whip!) or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


Savannah McQueen said...

Oh my friend...this looks so good that I feel the need to go exercise after reading this recipe. I just adore pound cakes. They are such a weakness of mine! Thanks for sharing and I will make it soon.

busymomof10 said...

Thanks Savannah! I know you will love it! Hmmm . . . I wonder if there is a reason that pound cakes are called "pound" cakes! LOL! ;)

TZ said...

Agreed this is just perfect.... looks amazing ... and im sure it tastes great too... thanks for sharing!

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