Sour Cream - Lemon Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Delicious!!! Light, moist, lemony and just plain good! This has been a family favorite since 2001. I think I got this recipe from Cooking Light magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray, and dust with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl; stir well.
  4. Beat the butter in a large bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually add the sugar and lemon extract, beating until well blended.
  6. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Add grated lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and beat for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beating at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 mins., or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.
  11. Combine 2 tbsp lemon juice and powdered sugar.
  12. Drizzle glaze over top of cake.
  14. Substitute vanilla extract for the lemon extract. Omit the juice and rind in the cake.
  15. Substitute milk for the juice in the glaze.


Most Helpful

This cake is not worth the ingredients. I made it twice (to give it another chance). It gets so brown on the outside and does not bake on the inside. I think it's because it's just too dense. I adjusted the time, but that still did not work. I had to take it out or it would have been so hard on the outside and yet it still was not baked inside. I wound up throwing it out. I am discarding this recipe. I am not a novice at all either. I think there is something wrong with this recipe.

Gweesha December 22, 2013

This is a good lemony pound cake. However, the crumb is on the dense side. It is not as light as I expected.

YungB January 21, 2009

I thought this cake had a moist texture and good flavor. I didn't want it to be too lemony, so I didn't use as much lemon juice, and I sprinkled it with powdered sugar instead of using the glaze (and to cut a few calories). I baked it for an hour on a baking pan, and it still came out a little too brown for my liking. I would adjust the time if I made it again. It's a good cake, but I wouldn't say it's exceptional. I think I prefer my recipe that calls for buttermilk instead of sour cream!

Lisamaria728 April 03, 2008

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