Stupid-Easy Recipe for Sour Cream Pound Cake (#1 Top-Rated)


Pound cake is made extra rich by the addition of sour cream. This may be your next go-to dessert!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Sour Cream Pound Cake.

1. Info for Sour Cream Pound Cake

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 460.23 kcal

2. Ingredients for Sour Cream Pound Cake

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (at room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.2 Prep

Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream ingredients together on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add 2 of the eggs, beat for 20-30 seconds until mostly combined, then add the remaining egg and the sour cream, continuing to beat until mixture is smooth.

With a sifter or mesh sieve, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the butter mixture. Beat on low until it becomes a smooth, thick batter.

Use a rubber spatula to transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.

3.3 Oven

Bake the pound cake on middle rack of oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60-75 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that cake is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Prep

Allow cake to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. To release, run a knife between the cake and pan. Turn onto a large plate.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cake to cool for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.


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