Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Indulge in the timeless delight of a classic sour cream pound cake. With its rich, dense texture and buttery flavor, this recipe promises to evoke nostalgia and satisfy your sweet cravings. Perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family gathering or a special celebration.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube or bundt pan, ensuring it’s well-coated to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This may take about 5-7 minutes with a mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Make sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract, mixing until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the sour cream. Begin and end with the flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a tough cake.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula to ensure it fills all the crevices.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The top should be golden brown, and the cake should spring back when lightly touched.
  8. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Then, carefully invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve slices of this delightful sour cream pound cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries for an extra touch of indulgence. Enjoy the rich, buttery flavor and moist crumb of this classic dessert!

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