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Ring in 2019 with this classically decadent sour cream cake that's almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Sponsored by Daisy.

Big Mama's Classic Sour Cream Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

serving time14 - 16


  • For the Sour Cream Cake

  • 1 ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 6 large eggs, room temperature

  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup Daisy Sour Cream, room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

  • For the Blood Orange Glaze

  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar

  • 3 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice

  • Sugared cranberries for garnish

  • Equipment:

  • Stand mixer

  • 12 inch bundt pan

  • Spatula

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Cooling rack

  • Whisk


  1. For the Sour Cream Cake

  2. Start by preheating your oven to 325 F then liberally spray a 12 cup bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.

  3. In your stand mixer bowl, add butter and sugar and mix for 3-4 minutes on high speed until very pale yellow and fluffy.

  4. Next add eggs, one at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides of your bowl as needed.

  5. Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed, and slowly add flour into batter in two increments then add salt and baking powder. Be careful not to overbeat.

  6. Lastly add in sour cream and vanilla extract, scrape down sides and mix until just combined and turn off mixer.

  7. Pour cake batter into prepared bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then invert cake on serving plate for at least an hour or until the cake is cool to touch.

  9. For the Blood Orange Glaze

  10. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the confectioner’s sugar and orange juice together until smooth and pourable.

  11. Drizzle over the cooled cake then decorate with sugared cranberries. Let set for 10 minutes then serve.

Big Mama's Classic Sour Cream Cake with Blood Orange Glaze




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- Hi I'm Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes. And today I've partnered with Daisy Sour Cream to bring you this incredible recipe that has been in my family for generations. We love this sour cream cake because it is such a showstopping piece to serve at your New Years Eve celebration. I know you're gonna love it. To get started, I want to begin with some unsalted butter. It's super important that you always remember to start with room temperature ingredients, whenever you're baking a cake. So I wanna just get this going with our mixer. And then I'm gonna start to add in my granulated sugar. What I love about this recipe, is that it's been in my family for decades. I remember the first time my grandmother taught it to my mom, she told me this story about how she was about maybe 10 years old, when she learned this sour cream recipe. And then she wanted to make sure that I learned it as well. It's time to add our next ingredient. We're gonna add our eggs. It's also super important to make sure that your eggs are at room temperature as well. It just incorporates right into the batter, much, much easier. So now I'm gonna actually turn our mixer down and I'm gonna add in our dry ingredients. So I'm slowly adding in my cake flour, just making sure it's getting incorporated. I actually just became a new mom myself, I have a baby. And she's three months old, but the first thing I think about is, baking with her as she gets older. With Mother's Day and, you know, all of the amazing holidays that celebrate, you know, being a parent, I think about that process of passing down something, like this cake which is in my family, passing that down to her and how special that will be when she's in the kitchen, baking with me one day. And then now I'm gonna add in some salt. And I've got a little baking soda to give this cake a little lift. Once you kinda have everything mixed in, we're gonna add in our Daisy Sour Cream. It's so rich and moist whenever you add this to it. I love baking with products like sour cream because it really adds so much moistness to the finished product. There's nothing like the flavor of it either and the richness that it gives. And finally I'm adding some vanilla. And then just kinda let that mixer bring everything together. All the ingredients have meshed into one and that's exactly how you want your batter to be. Now we're gonna add it right into our Bundt pan. So you just wanna make sure that you completely greased your Bundt pan. What I love so much about this batter, is definitely the beauty of it, it's so smooth, it's so even and what helps with that is the Daisy Sour Cream. So now our cake is ready to be baked. I'm gonna put this in the oven at 325 and it's gonna bake for about an hour and 15 to 25 minutes, depending on your oven. And then we're gonna make a beautiful glaze that's perfect for the holiday. Now I'm gonna let it cool down completely. Maybe about an hour. So next we're gonna make our glaze. This is a beautiful blood orange recipe, the color is just sensational. So I'm gonna go get my blood oranges. I'm gonna start by just cutting these and kinda rolling them to get some of that juice ready to squeeze out. And so you get this, really beautiful color that looks so perfect for a special occasion. And I love this part because you can get the kids in the kitchen and they can help you squeeze the oranges and then they feel like they're participating. I mean this is all about creating new memories for the holidays, so get them involved whenever you can. So I'm gonna squeeze this right in here, so I can get that nice amount of juice. Now to create our glaze, I'm just going to add my confectioner's sugar, right into this large bowl. And then I'm just going to whisk in, our beautiful blood orange juice. And you just wanna continue to whisk this, until it gets nice and combined. So then as you kinda pull down in a ribbon around the cake. That's exactly what you're looking for. I love to use these types of racks, because it's great for if you get icing everywhere. It just kinda drizzles down, right onto the cake. And then once it's perfectly clean and it's stopped dripping down, then you can transfer it to your cake platter. So I'm going to go right up under the cake and I'm gonna transfer it right to the center. Very carefully to make sure that the cake ends up like so. I have some beautiful candied cranberries that are perfectly in season and look so beautiful with this cake. And I just love kind of decoratively, putting these right on top of the cake, in a beautiful round pattern. And have fun with this, don't take it too seriously. Baking is just supposed to be about creating new memories and having a great time in the kitchen. So look how beautiful our cake turned out. The colors are sensational and really pop and make your holiday feel so festive. I love to actually bake two of these, because the first one goes so quick at our New Years Eve party that I love to kinda send our guests home with an extra piece as a party favor. Make sure you try this recipe, it's been in my family for years. I love it and I know you will love it as well.