Merry Christmas! with Cake Mix Pound Cake

Merry Christmas everyone! May the blessings of the season bring peace and joy to all your homes and hearts. This is the first christmas since I started this blog, and I am thankful for the many readers, the comments and the fellow bloggers I have earned through this initiative.

Christmas is the most celebrated event at our home. We go all out on Christmas. From a very small age, I have observed mom prep for Christmas like no other time. We invite all of our friends and family for Christmas, and my mom takes pride in serving a great lunch. Plus cakes and desserts. I have continued that tradition after getting married and this Christmas is special, coss I have my brother visiting me this year.

To share with friends I made three different kinds of cookies, a cake and murukku like my grandma used to make. Christmas lunch was mutton briyani, chicken curry, dalcha, raitha, boiled eggs, white rice and rasam. This year I tried a quick and easy pound cake as the Christmas cake from here, which uses cake mix as the base. We don’t like cakes with frostings and this cake was perfect and tasted like a cake we used to get at Iyengar bakery back home in India.

Cake Mix Pound Cake
1 pkg yellow cake mix(I used Pillsbury brand)
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2/3 cup water
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan, my bundt pan was only 9 inches, so I saved some batter and used it in four ramekins to make individual cakes.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and lemon extract. Beat in water and sour cream. Beat in the cake mix and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Verdict: This cake was moist, had a great crumb to it. Not too sweet, with a rich buttery taste.

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