Okay people. Are you ready to have your socks blown off by the yummiest pound cake ever?! Yes, I know I’m being dramatic. But this is reeeeeally good. Normally I am ALL about chocolate. I don’t want anything else for dessert unless it has chocolate in it. But when strawberries are like 99 cents for a carton, my brain starts thinking of ways to use them. And it usually revolves around something desserty (is that a word??). 😉 So apparently this recipe has been in my family for quite some time. In fact, my sister Holly told me that when she set off for college, she wrote a handful of her favorite recipes of my Mom’s on note cards to take with her. And this was one of them. Yep. It’s that good. My Mom grew up with her Mom making it. Pretty cool.
So the recipe makes 2 loaves, which is perfect if you’re making this for guests (or if you’re particularly hungry, ha!) and leftovers are divine. I halved it for my family, otherwise I
probably would eat the whole other loaf all by myself. The recipe below is the original, non-halved recipe. It’s so easy!!!
Mom’s Pound Cake:
- 3 c. sugar
- 1 c. butter
- 1/2 pint sour cream (1 cup)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 6 eggs
- 3 c. flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar (I used my Kitchen-aid stand mixer).
- Add salt, sour cream and vanilla.
- Alternate mixing in the eggs and the flour, beating after each time, until creamy.
- Put into greased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. (Start checking after one hour. I’ve found that dark loaf pans tend to cook quicker than glass loaf pans.)
This is such a moist, rich, decadant cake. You can eat it plain (like above) or with the topping of your choice. ENJOY!!
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Claudine from CondensedLoveHome says
I am going to make this for SURE, Jen!
Put in my favourites!
I LOVE pound cake and have still to find a great recipe.
I have to start pinterest so I can c=keep all the recipes I want to make in ONE place!!!
Thanks for sharing!
The Cantelmo Family says
Oh this pound cake looks so good. I’ll ned to try it!
Jessica McCoy says
This looks really good. I love pound cake!
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Savannah McQueen says
Your cake looks so velvety. I have a real weakness for pound cake. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes. Pinned!
This cake looks amazing!
This cake is sooooo yummy!!! I made it a few days ago and my husband and his friends devoured it! I will be making it again today! Thanks for posting it and tell your mom thanks too! : )
sharyl connor says
Sorry Jen I have a couple questions. I have not bake a cake in many years . I am retired and will be baking this delicious looking pound cake.
(1) Can you use cake flour or all purpose flour? (sift the flour)
(2) What size loaf pan?
Hi Sharyl! I used a 9×5 loaf pan and all-purpose flour for the cake. Let me know if you have any more questions! I hope you give it a try!