Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
A lady gave this recipe to my mother in 1953 and it has been a family favorite ever since.
3 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter
6 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 cup sour cream
3 cups all-purpose flour, sieve before measuring
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Cream the sugar and butter, add the egg yolks one by one and beat well after each addition. Mix the vanilla, lemon juice, and fresh cream.
In another bowl, sift the flour, salt, and soda. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the dough; beat well. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Beat the egg whites into the cake batter. Pour into a greased and floured tubular pan and bake at 300° for about 1.5 hours or until the cake is ready.