Sour Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes one 8x8 square cake


1 stick unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups cake flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and add parchment paper to an 8x8 square baking pan. Set aside.


Cut butter into small pieces and combine with sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until light. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Stir in sour cream. Add flour, salt, soda and powder. Blend well until smooth. Batter will be thick.


Smooth batter into pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely and turn out onto a serving platter, bottom side up.


Mix frosting:


4 ounces cream cheese

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar


(Note: if you like you can use non-dairy whipped topping in lieu of the cream and sugar.)


Soften cream cheese and beat until smooth. Beat heavy cream with powdered sugar until cream forms stiff peaks. Fold into cream cheese until smooth. Spread on cooled cake and add berries and mint in desired pattern.

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