Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

This cake could easily become your dessert staple.

Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6   large eggs
3 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
3 cup sugar
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter





Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine and cream the butter, sugar, and add the sour cream. Sift the baking soda and flour together.  Add the sifted flour to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg one at a time.  Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10- inch tube pan.  Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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The perfect pound cake to serve with luscious, Spring strawberries. Thanks Paula. smile

By Jan Fairclo on April 19, 2014


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By ANN STOWE on April 06, 2014


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By Gloria Carpenter on February 08, 2014


Wonderful cake. I appreciate the recipe. Thanks

By Bellany Jane Jackson on October 18, 2013


My husband absolutely loves this cake. It has become my fall back, go to cake. Especially when it's been a bad week. Thanks Paula. Keep the recipes coming so that I can be a star around my house.

By Phyllis King on September 22, 2013


Thanks for this awesome Southern Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe. It tastes just like the one my mom and grandmother use to make when I was a little girl growing up in Texas. My family, friends and I will enjoy this recipe for years to come.

By Patrice Scott on August 28, 2013


What an awesome pound cake recipe!!! My sweet toothed boyfriend is so grateful. He LOVES it!!! Keep on cookin' Paula.

By Betsyruth on July 26, 2013


God Bless you, your receipes I love, always put you in the kitchen, lol love your receipes! Never stop, keep praying

By Bridget Legette on July 06, 2013


I have made this at least 6 times and taken it to work to share with co-workers, everyone loves it and wants the recipe, I tell them, it's from Paula Deen. They all know and love you too!

By Becky Sherouse on July 05, 2013


I've seen this pound cake with a "streusel topping"..can you give me the recipe & instructions on how/when to add it to the cake? Thanks SO much!! ;ox

By Anita on July 05, 2013


Can you find or give a recipe for tea cakes/tea cookies.? A southern delight I remember as a child in texas. Thank you.

By K. V. on May 10, 2013


i just love paula deen pound cake keep up the good cooking thank you

By susanne michelle on March 27, 2013


Love your recipes and your show.. I too an diabetic (10) years. doing great. Hugs, Ruth Hawkins

By RUTH HAWKINS on March 24, 2013


Thought this is the one featured this week on her show - said it was Grandma's but she used cream cheese - this calls for sour cream. Read the reviews before baking - some people seemed to have trouble. HOWEVER, this cake was EASY, came out moist and yummy. The only thing I'll change the next time is coating my pans with pan coat instead of spraying. Had a little trouble getting it out but was able to "repair" and you can't even tell it. Very moist, very flavorful! WIll be baking this one LOTS!

By Nancy Norris on March 02, 2013


Question do the sour cream-eggs butter need to be @ room temp before staring the baking process

By gee on January 17, 2013


Paula, I love this cake. I have made it many times and have never had any problems. It takes me back to memories of my grandmother and her pound cakes. I make them for my dad who is now 82. He loves a good pound cake. Thank you so much.

By Deborah Druce on December 31, 2012


I followed this recipe to the letter (twice) and I can't figure out how to balance the altitude. My cake has fallen twice...Please help!!!

By pam "cocoa" m. on November 25, 2012


you did not mention above if self rising floor or plain... I assume plain.

By chip welborn on October 25, 2012


This recipe was easy and taste great.

By Laura Mastel on August 29, 2012


Paula; sour cream pound cake was/is solo good.

By Georgia m. Harper on August 26, 2012

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