Cornmeal Pound Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by LMillerRN

This cornmeal cake has an unexpected crunch from the grits and is great with strawberries and peaches. From cooking light.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon cornmeal.
  3. Place 1 3/4 cups sugar, butter, rind, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, grits, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring to combine.
  5. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into batter; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool cake completely on wire rack.

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