patriotic cakelets aka colosseum cakelets

this recipe calls for a special cakelet pan, close to something like this. but you can always use a muffin tin or something similar (the recipe will probably just make more than 12).
happy fourth of july!ingredients (makes 12):
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
16 Tbs (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 cups sour cream
plain or chocolate whipped cream or lemon curd for serving
fresh berries for serving

have all ingredients at room temperature.
preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. lightly grease and flour the pan; tap out excess flour.
in a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. set aside.
in the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition until just blended.
remove the bowl from the mixer. sprinkle half of the flour mixture over the egg mixture and stir until just incorporated.
stir in the sour cream, then sprinkle with the remaining flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
scoop a heaping 1/3 cup batter into each "well" of the prepared pan. tap the pan on the counter top to even out the batter. bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 20 minutes. transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes.

serve with whipped cream or lemon curd and fresh berries.

courtesy of the recipe that came with the cakelet pan (williams-sonoma).

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