Sour Cream Pound Cake

Vicky Crisco


This pound cake bakes up tender and flavorful and the lemon glaze makes it over the top delicious! When I was baking for customers this was always the most requested item on the menu. It's been my go to cake for many events, birthdays and weddings. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!!


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15-16 slices
25 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


  • 2 stick
    butter, unsalted - softened
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 3 c
  • 8 oz
    sour cream - room temperture
  • 6 large
    eggs - room temperture
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake


  1. Cream butter & shortening. Add sugar slowly and mix well, then fold in sour cream & let stand 10 mins.
    Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg to incorporate. Add flavoring and mix well.
  2. Combine flour, soda & salt, mixing well. Stir into batter (I add the flour mixture in 3 portions and mix on low after each addition). Beat 4 mins.
  3. Turn batter into a lightly greased and floured tube pan & bake @ 325 for 1 hour & 20 mins. or until done.
    *I start checking my cake after the hour is up for doneness by putting a toothpick in the middle cracked areas. I continue to check every 10 mins. until the cake is done. It may take less or more time to bake depending on your oven.
    Let the cake cool on a rack for 20 mins. before turning out.
  4. Lemon Glaze:
    2 tbsp butter - softened
    1 tbsp milk
    1/4 tsp. pure vanilla
    1/4 box powdered sugar
    1/4 tsp. lemon extract

    Mix all together until creamy (you may need to add more milk if too thick or add more sugar if too runny to get it to the constancy you like and spreadable). Pour over cake.
    *I double my recipe so that I have enough glaze to run down the sides of the cake.

    Note: This makes a wonderful birthday cake! Bake in a 9x13 pan and frost with a vanilla frosting.

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About Sour Cream Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southern

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