Some things you just can not improve on. The recipe for this Old-fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake is one of those things.
Old-fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake
3 cups sugar 1 cup butter 6 eggs, separated 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup sour cream 3 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream together sugar and butter, add the egg yolks one at time; beat well after each addition. Blend in vanilla, lemon juice and sour cream. Into a separate bowl, sift sifted flour, salt, and soda. Add sifted dry ingredients to batter; beat well. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into the cake batter. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake at 300° for about 1-1/2 hours or until cake tests done.
Recipe adapted from: TwirlandTaste.com