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French Butter Cake Recipe

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2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream
2 c. sopaipilla mix (Pioneer Flour Mill-can buy online or from Gunter House in San Antonio if can't find in store)

Grease and flour large cheese cake pan or bundt pan. (Can use vanilla wafers instead of flour)
Cream sugar, butter and vanilla well. Add eggs one at a time then sour cream. Mix well. Add sopapilla mix slowly. Beat until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Test with cake tester. Remove to cooking rack, top side down. Cool completely. Remove pan and serve with dusting of confectioner sugar or Lemon Glaze.

Lemon Glaze:
3 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 c. milk
11/2 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. lemon juice
*yellow food coloring

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is originally from the Gunther House in San Antonio. Claire, Mam's neighbor shared with her.




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