Grandmother Paul's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen and the Food Network. I like to make this one in NordicWare's "violet" bundt pan. No frills, just good cake.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together with your heavy-duty mixer.
  3. Add the sour cream and mix thoroughly.
  4. Sift baking soda and flour together.
  5. Add the flour to the creamed mixture, alternating with one egg at a time (about 1/2 cup of flour each time).
  6. Mix well after each addition.
  7. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  8. Spoon the mixture into a well greased and floured 10 inch tube or bundt pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in cake tests COMPLETELY clean.
  10. Let cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  11. Invert cake on wire rack, removing from pan and let cool completely.
  12. Frost as desired (powdered sugar glaze is good) or leave plain and garnish with fresh berried and freshly whipped cream.
Most Helpful

This makes the absolute perfect pound cake. It's the exact recipe that my mother in law has been using for 40 years or more! I collect bundt pans and this is the perfect recipe for the intricate patterned bundt pans that I have.

Sherri35 July 10, 2008

MMMM awesomee!!! I used two cups sugar and it was plenty :)

chocolatelover#1 April 30, 2010

This was a good pound cake but not remarkable. I'm glad I reduced the sugar from 3 cups to 2 1/2 otherwise, it would have been too sweet. The texture of the cake was lovely, very moist but it could have been a bit richer and more flavorful. It took longer than the 1 hour 20 minutes. I used a 10" pan and it rose right to the top but never surpassed it to my great relief. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I may tweak it in the future.

Kayla in Montreal February 12, 2010

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