THREE MIXTURES: FIRST THE DRY, IN A MEDIUM BOWL.
THEN I USE A STAND MIXER, STARTING WITH THE BUTTER,SUGAR,EGGS AND VANILLA
IN A SEPARATE BOWL MIX SOUR CREAM WITH BAKING SODA
ALTERNATELY ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS,AND THE SOUR CREAM MIXTURE TO THE BUTTER MIXTURE
PUT ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF THE BATTER IN THE TUBE PAN, AND SMOOTH IT; THEN ADD HALF OF THE NUTS/SUGAR MIXTURE; AND THEN TOP WITH THE REMAINING BATTER. ADD THE REST OF THE NUTS/SUGAR ON TOP.
Prepare a TUBE PAN by buttering it and dusting it with flour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Bake on the center shelf of oven for one hour, check it with a tooth pick, if it comes out clean it’s done; if it needs a little more time try 5 mins. Cool on a rack in the pan for fifteen minutes.
It’s coated with sugar so it’s tricky to take out of the pan without messing up the countertop, so use a cooky sheet or large plate to turn it out. Then cool slightly and turn it over again onto the large plate for storing or serving.