Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

This has got to be one of my
absolute, most favorite desserts of all time. It’s amazing! Not too sweet and completely satisfying! This is also one of my Dad’s favorites! I made this for him a couple of years ago for Christmas and it quickly went on his wish list for Christmas, his birthday and Father’s Day. And how could it be wrong? It’s from Paula Dean!

I’ll tell you now that it’s definitely not a low fat recipe. Maybe that’s why it tastes so fantastic?!?!

From Paula Dean

* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 tsp. baking soda
* 6 large eggs
* 3 cups flour
* 1 cup sour cream
* 3 cups sugar
* 2 sticks butter

Preheat over to 325 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add sour cream and mix.
Sift baking soda and flour. (Like I ever do this. Not!)
Alternately add flour mixture and eggs (beating well after each addition).
Add vanilla.
Pour into a greased and floured
bundt pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Cool for about 20 minutes and then remove from pan.

You could drizzle a light frosting of glaze over this if you wanted, but it surely doesn’t need it. It’s great just the way it is!


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  1. i’m a fan of all paula deen recipes 🙂 i’ll have to try this one out!


  2. Yummy!! Would be great with some strawberries on top too! I love pound cake!

  3. OH how I love a good poundcake!!! Looks amazing.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

  4. This is a fantastic pound cake recipe, Erin. It’s the only recipe I use any more. I love it with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

  5. Every Paula Dean recipe is fattening! I love a simple pound cake. So funny you made it for your Dad. I always make one for my Dad too because its his favorite.

  6. Now this is what pound cake should look like, Erin! Fabulous! It looks dense and sounds rich, moist and DELICIOUS!

  7. Your cake looks delish! Amazing how men always ask for food as gifts. One year for Christmas, I gave my Great Uncle some cottage cheese bread, so now every time I see him, he asks me to make him some. Last year I didn’t have time to make it, and he let me know he was not happy. You’ll probably make more of a point to make a cake that looks that yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier this week.

  8. I love poundcake and this one looks fabulous, Erin! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe! I could eat a chunk (not a slice!) of this with strawberries and cream right now 🙂

  9. This looks beautiful! I love the pic of your batter, very creamy looking! I’m having a Paula Deen Cook-Along Party if you’d like to stop by and link up. Have a great weekend:@)

  10. Hey Erin,

    Mmm, just look at the crust on your poundcake. This looks like it needs to be a picture in a cookbook. I can’t wait to try this!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week!

    Have a great weekend.


  11. I have to agree – this sounds like the perfect dessert. I’m not a real big fan of sugary sweets, this sounds ideal 🙂

  12. Another amazing recipe!! You have me drooling!! It looks beautifully delicious!!

  13. You know it’s going to be good when it has 6 eggs. Fabulous cake.

  14. its me again. I read your post while I was having coffee and making my grocery list. So I bought enough to make not one, but two pound cakes. One plain, one with blueberries for Mom and Dad. I love how crunchy the outside is.

  15. Mmmm! I agree that sometimes those simple basic cakes like this are the best. I can almost smell it!

  16. I will bring the strawberries… whose got the cool whip?

  17. I have a bundt pan that has been used…once??? This is the perfect reason to use it again! 🙂

  18. My gma and aunts have a great pound cake recipe. very similar to this one. Paula can do no wrong in my book!

    Same party new place .) Make & Share has a new home at HOMEmomMADE. I hope you can stop in next Saturday .)

  19. It’s my day for a blog hop, I’d love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day 🙂

  20. I love pound cake. This looks so delicious. Your polka dot plate is so cute.

  21. Oh my gosh this looks wonderfully tasty! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sundays!!

  22. Oh yum that looks sooooo good.

  23. This look so good I think that I could eat that picture where it shows the raw cake batter {smile}! Thanks for sharing!

  24. It looks like an absolutely perfect pound cake!

  25. Erin – This looks fantastic. I love pound cake and I’m adding this to the to do =) Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party – I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  26. Hmmm this sounds super yummy. i really shouldn’t be eating more cake but i think i’ll try making it. thanks for the recipe

  27. Yummy!!! That looks delish! Anything Paula Dean is going to be fabulous!!

  28. Another delicious recipe! Guess what I’m having for dinner?! Yep, we eat dessert for dinner round here!!! LOL!!!

  29. Hi Erin,
    Looks like a great recipe! We like strawberries and whipped cream on our Pound Cake! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  30. I just love pound cake! I’m definitely going to have to try this one!

  31. love paula deen and could imagine serving this with strawberries yummy come see me at

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