Mom’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Mom’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My mom’s sour cream pound cake recipe has been a favorite in our family for as long as I can remember. I have always called it my mother’s pound cake but I think she acquired the recipe from someone’s aunt. This is the only pound cake I have ever baked, it’s my daughter’s favorite cake and is requested often. There is usually an argument over who has the last piece.



Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.


Add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream. End with the sour cream.


Beat well, add flavorings (if desired) and pour into the prepared pan. Bake.

Mom's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Let cool at least 30 minutes in the pan. (or until easy to handle)


Mom’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
  • 2 Sticks of butter
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 pt 8oz Sour Cream
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract optional
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a tube pan with butter and flour. (or baking spray)
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream.  Ending with the sour cream.
  6. Beat well, add the flavorings (if desired) and mix again.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Note:  This is the amount of baking time in my oven. Check at 1 hour and 15 minutes with a toothpick placed in the center.  If it comes out clean the pound cake is done.



  1. Reply

    Oh yum! I have been looking for a good pound cake recipe, I will have to give this a try. Visiting from Archives Friday.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Audrey!

  2. Reply

    I have never made a pound cake before, but this sounds soooo good. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Catherine, it is so easy to make and so delicious! Thanks for stopping by.

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    I am gluten free, and I miss my pound cake. I’m wondering if I can use gluten free baking mix in place of flour, I’m going to pin it so I can try it, and I’ll be fighting for the last piece if it works!!!

    1. Reply

      Nikki, I can’t guarantee the results but I would certainly give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Thank you so much Ashley!

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