Nana Hazel’s recipe, submitted by Stephanie: This is George’s favorite!
Rich, classic, moist, and pretty foolproof, this cake forms a crunchy bottom that you can see in the second picture. It’s simple enough to make, but elegant and tasty enough to serve to your favorite guests.
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup sour cream
Beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar. Add vanilla and beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift baking soda and flour together. Add to mixture. Fold in sour cream. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan at 300 degrees for 1 ½ hours or until toothpick comes out clean.