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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 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 Feb. 4, 2016

"Just had to sign up to review! This cake is awesome and it works perfectly as a layer cake. My client wanted a pound cake for her wedding and I was a bit nervous but this recipe is easy and turns out beautiful. I also added 1 tsp lemon extract. It's going to make a delicious wedding cake! Thank you!"

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"It was real good...changed out the vanilla flavoring to lemon and added about 2 tsp of lemon rind.....Powdered sugar works beautifully on this cake as well as a lemon glaze."

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"I like the texture of this cake but I think it's a bit too sweet. Perhaps after a day it won't be too sweet."

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"This is a delicious cake. Followed the recipe exactly. The crumb was spot on (soft, moist, but still had that characteristic dense feel, just not heavy) and the crust had a light crunch reminding me of a Danish butter cookie. I think the idea of another reviewer to add a dusting of sugar to your greased and floured pan would add more of that "cookie" taste to the crust. Fantastic recipe!! This is a new favorite."

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"This is a easy pound cake to make...this is my 2nd time making this moist pound cake....I willmake it again....Happy Thanksgiving Day delight!"

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