20 Houlton Farms Baking Contest

2022 Theme - Sour Cream Pound Cake

Saturday, July 2nd

Place: 1st - $50.00 2nd - $45.00 3rd - $40.00
Sliced up sour cream pound cake.

Any age may enter. One entry per person.

Amateur bakers only.

Must be submitted on or in a disposable container. Containers will not be returned.



  • 1 & 1/2 cups cake & pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Houlton Farms Dairy butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Houlton Farms Dairy sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×5 inch or 8×4 inch loaf pan by greasing and lining with a piece of parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a bowl, add in butter. Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, beat the butter on high speed for 3-5 minutes, or until it just under doubles in volume.
  4. Add in your sugar to the butter and beat for another 3-5 minutes, or until you no longer see any dry sugar. Add your eggs into the butter/sugar mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add your vanilla
    extract and whisk to combine.
  5. Add half of your flour mixture to the butter and egg mix. Fold in the dry ingredients until combined. Add your sour cream and again fold in until combined. Add your final addition of dry ingredients and mix until
    you no longer see dry flour.
  6. Pour your cake batter into your prepared loaf pan. Spread out the batter into an even layer. Bake in your preheated 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the cake turns a deep golden color and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. If your cake starts browning too quickly, cover the loaf pan loosely with aluminum foil to slow down the browning process.


Score sheets will remain confidential. Decisions of the judges will be final.

Entries must be brought to the Exhibit Hall (Civic Center). You may enter through Elm St. Extension (if only dropping off, no fair parking) on Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00am- 12:00pm.

No late entries will be accepted. Judging begins promptly at 4:00pm.

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