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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Favorite Cake Recipe

I recently posted about my R2D2 Cake (INSERT LINK) and thought that I would share my most favorite cake recipe with you all. I can't say that it's MY recipe, because it's an altered version of one I found online. You can find the original recipe at Christy Cooks. It's the Almond Sour Cream Cake. I just call it Sour Cream Cake, because I mostly don't like nutty things. Also because I had no almond flavoring at the time.

I don't have any pictures of the cake itself, just the frosted and finished products. But seriously, this cake is SOOOOO good. I get so many compliments on it. It's firm enough for carving (think 3D Lightning McQueen).

But it's still so soft and moist and yummy. It's heaven. It doesn't even need frosting to be good. Yeah, it's that good. It's also sweet, but not TOO sweet. Mmmm...

Here's the recipe as I make it:

1 box of cake mix (I particularly love the white, but you could use any flavor)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 c water
1/8 c vegetable oil
2 tsp REAL vanilla extract (the imitation stuff really does make a difference)
1 c sour cream (go for the full fat stuff :))
4 large eggs

Really the only alteration I made to the ingredients was omitting the almond extract and adding more vanilla. Follow the directions that the original recipe outlines.

I just thought you all might like to know about this little gem of a recipe. If you try it out, let me know what you think. I promise you won't be disappointed!!!

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