Memaw's Pound Cake

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Cream the sugar and butter together for 3-4 minutes in a stand-up mixer.

While the butter and sugar are creaming, spray your baking dish with non-stick spray. Make sure to get every nook and crannie. Be generous with your non-stick spray. Then use sugar to coat the pan. This will give the cake a cruncy shimmer, and it will slide out of the pan much nicer.

Add one egg at a time, allowing each egg to mix in thoroughly before adding the next. You should get a creamy batter-like consistency after you add the eggs.

Add the baking soda to the sour cream. The acid in the sour cream will react with the baking soda and fluff up. Be sure to let the sour cream "grow" before adding it to the mix.

Alternate between adding half the sour cream and half the flour. Let it completely mix each time. Then add the vanilla.

Pour the batter into the pan and spread the top evenly. Make sure you wipe the edges clean so you don't get anything burnt onto your pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for one hour and 25 minutes on the second rack from the bottom.

Let the cake rest in the pan for ten minutes before turning it out on a rack.

Serve slices of Memaw's yummy pound cake with whipped cream and fresh fruit. There's nothing better!

Happy eating, y'all.