Old Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake

This old-fashioned sour cream pound cake is a classic dessert that’s rich, moist, and full of flavor. It’s a timeless treat that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special celebration or a simple gathering with loved ones.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for its simplicity and the delightful balance of flavors. The addition of sour cream gives the cake a wonderful moistness and a slight tang, while the buttery richness and hint of lemon make it truly irresistible.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cream together sugar and butter. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Blend in the vanilla, lemon juice, and sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the batter and beat well.
  5. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 300°F for about 1-1/2 hours or until the cake tests done.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Kcal: 380 per serving


Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure to properly grease and flour the pan to ensure the cake releases easily after baking.
  • Sifting the flour before measuring will ensure a lighter texture in the finished cake.
  • When folding in the egg whites, do so gently to preserve the airiness of the batter.

This classic sour cream pound cake is a delightful dessert that’s sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee, or dress it up with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries for an elegant presentation.

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