Sour Cream Pound Cake.

This post is part of our on-going Southern Kitchen Bucket List series, an attempt to try and master all the staple foods + recipes from a classic Southern kitchen. Pound Cake might just be one of those go-to dessert recipes you should master right up there after you learn a classic Chocolate Cake.

Knocking this classic off of my Southern Kitchen Bucket List took me way back to being a kid. I remember making this southern classic at my cousins’ house when I would visit in the summer time and we would all enjoy it with whatever fresh fruit we could get our hands on. This is one of my favorite memories with my cousins, so seeing my kids now enjoy pound cake as much as I did makes me so happy.

During the summer, this is a dessert recipe I tend to pull out frequently since I usually have all the ingredients at home already—hence saving me a trip to the grocery store with my kiddos.

The thing I love the most about this particular recipe is that the sour cream adds an extra bit of moisture to the cake. Because I mean, come on, no one likes a dry pound cake.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake
Author: heirloomed
This Sour Cream Pound Cake is so moist and is the perfect dessert for any occasion.


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


How to cook Sour Cream Pound Cake

  1. Start by Preheating oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter, vanilla, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in sour cream and mix together.
  3. In a different bowl, add in sifted flour and baking soda. Then, add in this and the eggs with the other mixture.
  4. Add completed mixture to a greased and floured loaf or bundt pan.
  5. Bake for about 45-55 minutes. Test by dipping in a toothpick or fork to check consistency.
  6. Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes before icing or serving. Enjoy!
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This sour cream pound cake is so simple to make and is always a hit at my family get-togethers. I love topping it off with some homemade icing or pairing it with fresh berries.

Let me know how you like to enjoy pound cake in the comments below. Enjoy!


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