Old Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake

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This sour cream pound cake is a timeless favorite that spans generations. Crafted from basic ingredients such as butter, sugar, eggs, and sour cream, this cake offers a moist, dense texture complemented by a slightly tangy taste, perfect when sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with a touch of whipped cream. It’s simple to prepare and versatile enough to be enjoyed as breakfast, a dessert, or a snack alongside a cup of coffee or tea. Ideal for any celebration or when you’re in the mood for a nostalgic treat, this classic sour cream pound cake always hits the spot.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, pre-sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  1. Start by creaming together the sugar and butter. Then add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and sour cream.
  3. In a different bowl, combine the sifted flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add these dry ingredients to the wet batter, mixing thoroughly.
  4. In another bowl, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the main batter. Transfer the mixture into a greased and floured tube pan.
  6. Bake at 300°F for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.