Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe
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Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

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Because I'm our town's postmaster, I can bake only in my spare time. When I do, I especially like making breads and desserts. I'm one of six children, and I learned to cook young! This recipe came from my aunt in Alabama. I've used it in all sorts of different ways over the years—as strawberry shortcake...tucked under ice cream and chocolate syrup like a hot fudge sundae...or like pound cake with powdered sugar.—Karen Conrad, East Troy, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream and vanilla. Beat on low just until blended. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Sour Cream Pound Cake in Country Woman May/June 1991, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"So good and moist. Best recipe ever"

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"I have been looking for a good pound cake recipe - this summer I tried one with heavy whipping cream, the next with buttermilk, and then this one with sour cream. This one is the keeper!"

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Uh-mazing!!!! So fluffy and moist! I used lemon extract in place of vanilla and per other reviewers, I sugared THEN floured my greased tube pan. The crust is out of-this-world tasty!! Tastes exactly like a danish butter cookie, my favorite. Be sure to mix eggs in individually as directed, the texture is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Definitely making this again soon!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"I typically make a cream cheese pound cake. And it was requested for a birthday get together. However, I was out of cream cheese! Thank goodness for this recipe, it may be a new favorite!"

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"Hello, I was wondering if anyone has used this recipe for a wedding cake. I want to use a 7'' pan 3 inches high .. no tube centre. will it cook ok and how long and what temp."

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