Sour Cream Pound Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr

6 to 8 servings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating in each egg 1 at a time. Add vanilla.

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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    This is the best cake ever. I put sliced apples, brown sugar and melted butter on the bottom and it is a apple upsidedown cake. The sour cream makes it so rich and moist. Thanks Paula!
    FANTASTIC! My husband wanted something easy that HE could make. This was it. and it is absolutely fantastic. He serves it with canned pie filling and whipped cream on top.
    Do you think i can make this into cupcakes?
    I also borrowed from Paula Deans Sour Cream receipe and added 1/4 additional butter and 1/4 ts. pure lemon extract and baked for 64 mins.
    Excellent , substituted vanilla with one tspn of lemon extract.
    This is such an easy recipe! I tweaked it though. Preheating my oven at 325 degrees. Instead of sour cream and the 3rd egg, I used one cup of buttermilk. I also added a little lemon extract, too. I loved how it turned out in my bundt cake pan! This cake is very moist AND delicious, and I would say it's a very good foundation for a pound cake. Absolutely perfect for a family of two or even three!
    This was a really good recipe, but I think I will add other extracts or flavorings to give the recipe some pizzazz next time. .
    I've made this recipe twice. The fist time, I followed the recipe exactly, it came out great. The second time, instead of vanilla extract, I substituted with almond extract and it came out even better! Yum!
    Perfect for a quick pound cake. I only had 2 eggs so I used 1/4 homemade applesauce (just happened to have been given a jar for the 3rd egg. I have substituted banana or applesauce for an egg in the past and it always works!. Used up leftover ingredients from my refrigerator. 
    Will make again and add orange rind.
    This recipe turned out perfect. Dense, moist, perfect crumb/texture for a pound cake. I normally follow baking recipes exactly the first time before I try adjusting anything. Except, I didn't have any sour cream (but I had a lot of fresh summer berries that I knew would go great with pound cake, so I had to make this. Instead of sour cream I substituted buttermilk, which I happened to have on hand and thought it would work well...and it did! The cake came out perfect and delicious. So, I wanted to post this in case others were wondering if you can substitute other dairy for the sour cream in this recipe, and I can verify it turns out great using buttermilk. Pound cake is one of my husband's faves so I will keep this recipe on hand and make again for sure!
    Great recipe! Moist and delicious! My family likes to toast thick slices in the toaster, then add a light "Shmear" of honey butter...heavenly! 
    I always chuckle when I read reviews that change the recipe and THEN rate it poorly! Could it be that the problems were the changes you decided to make?  
    This cake is easy to make and sooo addictive....Yummy!!
    It was so good. My kids loved it!
    I just made 4 of these pound cakes for a bake sale and they were super easy. Mine took 55 minutes exactly. I love that they aren't too sweet and the crunchy edges ARE very, very tasty. This recipe was an easy one - I usually have to look at a recipes 10 times but I had this one down pat after one cake. I changed nothing in the recipe and they came out of the pans very well (I used a non-stick metal loaf pan and a PC Stone loaf Thanks Paula!!!!
    This was the easiest recipe EVER!!! And what an outcome!! Delicious from start to finish! Served it with whipped cream and strawberries (soaked in a little sugar for 20 minutes. The only thing I changed was that I added a 1/4 tspn of salt to the recipe and left it in the oven until the centre was baked (at least 55 minutes. Had to keep watching it after 40 minutes, because the sides looked like they were done....but that was actually the best part of the cake. Although the sides looked over browned, the were delicious! Thanks for this easy and delish recipe Paula!
    This cake came out perfect! My hubby could barely wait to get a slice! I added 1/2 tsp of salt based on the other comments left, (& just b/c I think sweets always need It came out of the pan like a dream too! This is my first pound cake so I'm super-excited! I plan on making one for my mom just to brag! I love you Paula...thank you!!!
    Delicious! I only added 1 1/4 cup of sugar and it was perfect. I greased and floured my pan plus I placed parchment paper at the bottom-- I had no problem taking the cake out! My 2 -year-old son loved it! Will definitely bake this again soon before my sour cream in the fridge gets bad. Thanks Paula!
    I made this cake for the 4th of July. It was very easy to make. The batter was delicious and the cake is even better. Can't wait to have this with old fashioned vanilla ice cream.
    This cake is amazing. The second time I made it I substituted brown sugar. This added a vey subtle flavor change. I top it with a sauce made from greek yougurt and fresh berries. Simply amazing
    I'm writing this review as I watch my cake bubbling and overflowing the pan and ruining my clean oven. I decided to follow a few other reviewers' advice and added an additional 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the recipe. I made no other changes. The recipe doesn't specify what size loaf pan to use, so I opted for 8 x 4, perhaps that was part of the problem. I'm going to continue baking the cake and see if it can be salvaged......more later 
    Had to cut the edges off to get it out of the pan--it looks okay, but the pieces I tasted were really sweet. I guess I should try it again without the extra baking soda
    My daughter found this easy to make. Not quite sweet enough though. Would be great with lemon curd or strawberries on top. We're using it to make fake grilled cheese sandwiches for her April Fools birthday party!!
    Everyone loved it. Used a bundt pan to make it a bit fancier looking. Edges has a very tasty crunch. Topped with fresh Florida strawberries, delicious!
    Loved it! Used egg beaters and light sour cream to keep the calorie count down. Very good!
    This was the easiest cake to make and all I changed was the sour cream, I used light sour cream. It was yummy. Thanks Paula
    absolutely loved it...reduced sugar to 1 cup, it was the hit of the party!
    My family loved it too even my son who doesn't eat cake! very easy to make, yet rich and delicious I also used a little less sugar. Thanks Paula
    My family absolutely loved it.... I am not a baker, but this was easy enough for me to make. Loved it!!!
    This was an easy to follow recipe with an excellent result. I want to try making alterations to the receipt next adding nuts, chocolate chips, and other items to give it some variety. But this is just like what my mom used to make.
    It was very easy to make. My family loves it & wants me to make another one tonight.
    Amazing! I have made about 3 variations now, haven't actually tried the recipe without alterations. I like to use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have made blueberry lemon, orange and amaretto; all with glazes. All where hits. The amaretto would have been better if i had just done a vanilla glaze. With all the extras I added it only takes about an hour and ten mins for it to bake. Great recipe lots of fun!! So many things you can do with it! Thank you Paula D!
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