- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
Preheat oven to 350ºF and line 9″x13 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside. In a large measuring cup, mix together the sour cream and vanilla paste. Set a side.
In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, place the butter and sugar and mix on medium-high until you have a light and fluffy mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time waiting for each egg to fully incorporate before adding the next. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl on occasion.
Add the flour mix, alternating with the sour cream mix starting and finishing with the flour (total 3 flour additions). After adding the last part of the flour, stop the mixer and using a rubber spatula, mix in any flour remaining.
In a clean mixer bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and whip on high to a soft peak. Gently fold it into the cake batter.
Evenly spread the batter in the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean from the center of the cake. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before frosting.