Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Go-To Pound Cake

I made this a few weeks ago when we had company over on back to back nights.  Instead of making two desserts, I decided that my Go-To Pound Cake was called for.  Well, that's what I call it now because it truly is my Go-To recipe when it comes to Pound Cake.  I can't take credit for this scrumptious thing.  The delightful Paula Deen gets all of that. It's her Grandmother Paul's Sour Cream Pound Cake.  This cake is moist with a fantastic crumby texture, and when it bakes up, the outer part gets this lovely sugary crust.  Mmmmm....it's "out of this world" as Paula would say.

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used Light Sour Cream)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated.

Sift the baking soda and flour together.  Add to the creamed mixture alternating with the eggs, incorporating each egg 1 at a time.   End with the flour mixture. 

Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch bundt pan.  Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

This usually makes me 14 servings, so it was easily spread out over 2 nights.  This is in no way low in fat or calories.  It's not supposed to be...it's pound cake.  Just a lovely little indulgence to have every once and a blue moon.  My guests enjoyed it enough to jump at the chance to take some home (good thing because if it were here I wouldn't have stopped eating it).  It's delicious with fresh berries and cream or even a little vanilla bean ice cream, if you're really feeling naughty. 


  1. This looks delicious! I love your site, glad to be a new follower! :)

  2. Wow- I really like this. I'd much rather have something homemade than storebought any day! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks ladies! Kelly, any ideas on how to make this "skinny"? I'm not even sure it's possible with pound cake?! haha

  4. Gotta love paula deen and her recipes :)
    pound cake is one of my favorite cakes right after chocolate cake though (lol). your cake turned out beautifully!

    -abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  5. Candace, that sounds just like me--giving guests cake to take home so I won't eat it myself! That's why I usually make a smaller pound cake in a loaf pan! How to make this "skinny"? If you did, then it just wouldn't be pound cake, would it? You might end up with a perfectly tasty cake, but it wouldn't be pound cake!

  6. Ah that Paula Deen... she knows her stuff! This pound cake sounds so yummy good! And your presentation is just beautiful!

  7. Looks so moist and delicious! And pairing it with fruit makes it healthy, no? :D

  8. MMM!!! Oh, how I love a good pound cake!! With a title including "go-to" this is a must try!

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