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Recipe for 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 1 hr 55 min to make this recipe. The 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.

Ingredients for 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions for 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. For the sour cream cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 6-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Reserve.
  3. Combine the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Slowly add the vanilla, milk and sour cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on medium speed, gradually mix in the flour.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the cake pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. For the cream cheese icing: Beat together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Spread icing on each layer, stack layers and cover with icing.

Bakeware for your recipe

You will find below are bakeware items that could be needed for this 3-Layer Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cake – Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.The most commonly used cake ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil or margarine, a liquid, and a leavening agent, such as baking soda or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied, or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves, nuts or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some are rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur of cooks may bake a cake.
  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
  • Low Sodium
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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