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Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake – A classic recipe that requires few ingredients but is huge on sweet creamy vanilla flavor.

overhead photo of sour cream pound cake

Not sure if I shared with you about where I began my love affair with baking…but just in case you missed it I will have to tell you that it began simply by hanging out in the kitchen with first my grandmother and then my mother.

In both households, if you hung around too long while work was being done, then sooner or later you would be put to work. So for me, that work in the kitchen was mainly peeling this, stir that, mix this, etc. My favorite chore, although it never really felt like a chore, was helping with the cake mixture. The benefit of doing this was of course once the cake mixture went into the pan…I could have any leftover batter that was left in the bowl.

In my world, as a kid, there was nothing better than spooning out some fresh (raw) cake batter. I remember always asking my mom if she could leave a little extra in the bowl this time for me to eat. Now I know the world in which we live in today…this is not recommended for kids to do because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. However, in my day, no one followed that rule and luckily I never got sick from it.

A regular cake that quickly became a staple, especially at church events, was a good ole pound cake. This cake requires few ingredients which you probably already have in your home and can be made in many different variations such as lemon, chocolate, almond, and sour cream. Today I will share with you the family recipe that I still use that was my grandmother’s recipe. I will keep it original and not change anything…Hope you give it a try!

Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (feel free to use any flavor you like)

sour cream pound cake ingredients

Directions:

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.

With an electric mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

butter and sugar in mixer bowl

Add in eggs mixing well.

cake mixture being processed

Mix in sour cream until incorporated.

sour cream being added to cake mixture

Whisk flour and baking soda together and add slowly into butter mixture.

sour cream pound cake batter

Mix in vanilla extract.

smooth sour cream pound cake mixture

Pour cake mixture into a greased tube pan or a couple of loaf pans.

sour cream pound cake in bundt pan

Bake 325 degrees F. for about 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Makes about 16 servings. Enjoy!

*This cake also freezes well and will still be moist and flavorful when it is thawed out 🙂

overhead shot of sour cream pound cake

overhead view homemade sour cream pound cake slice on plate

Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake

Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake – A classic recipe that requires few ingredients but is huge on sweet creamy vanilla flavor.
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade sour cream pound cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 391kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
  • With an electric mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs mixing well.
  • Mix in sour cream until incorporated.
  • Whisk flour and baking soda together and add slowly into butter mixture.
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Pour cake mixture into a greased tube pan or a couple of loaf pans.
  • Bake 325 degrees F. for about 1 hour or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow cooling 15 minutes before serving. 

Notes

*This cake also freezes well and will still be moist and flavorful when it is thawed out.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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sour cream pound cake slice
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10 Comments

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    T.Dashfield
    October 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I love making pound cakes and this is one I am going to have to try! Thanks for posting it and hello from Sharefest

    • Reply
      admin
      October 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Hello! Thank you. This one turned out really well. Please give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    October 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    How yummy!

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      admin
      October 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      Thank you! It was yummy…especially warm topped with a scoop of ice cream 😉

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    AprilG
    October 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I love sour cream pound cake. You make it look easy. Definitely pinning this one.

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      admin
      October 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Thank you…I have had plenty of practice and I still can make some ugly but delicious pound cakes 😉

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    Pat
    October 8, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    I would love to make this cake as it looks yummy but I’m put off by the 3 cups of sugar for the 1 cake😳

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      LaKita
      October 8, 2018 at 6:37 PM

      I can understand that, but it is not overly sweet. This cake is very dense, uses sour cream, and the recipe makes a pretty big cake. If you feel more comfortable cutting the sugar in half, then it shouldn’t make a difference.

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    Sonia
    October 31, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Interested in the chocolate sour cream pound cake can’t find the recipe

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