Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake With Lemon Glaze Recipe

by Alli

I’m excited to share my dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe. This cake is so moist and delicious! 

I’m saluting my dad on his birthday! He was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, weighing in at 11 lbs. and 11 ounces. I kid you not!

And he makes the best sour cream pound cake in the world. I promise! It’s a family favorite.

Funny Story Before We Get to Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My dad never cooked, much less baked, until he retired from working for the federal government. I doubt that he would have known where the silverware was stored, much less where the cake pans were tucked away. He didn’t have a clue.

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But once he retired, it was as if he had found his true calling!

Dad learned to bake great cakes, pies, and cobblers. He also learned how to make cornbread and iced tea – staples of the South! It’s a miracle!

Of course, Mom said that he’s always asking her to check and make sure the cake is done before he removes it from the oven. As my niece, Kayla would say, “They are so cute!”

Dad's Sour Cream Pound Cake

The Grandkids Love Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My grandsons live for Old Paw Paw’s cakes! Yep, that’s what they lovingly call him! And if I’m visiting my parents and my grandkids aren’t along for the ride, Dad always makes a sour cream pound cake for me to take back to them.

His sour cream pound cakes are so good that he’s actually been asked to sell them at a local farm stand-type store! He politely declined.

I’m sure Dad doesn’t have the time to bake for that local farm stand. He still plants a garden, mows the grass in town and at the cabin, mends broken fences, deer hunts with my 80-year-old mom (they each have a deer stand that is way high), and even climbs on the roof of the cabin to blow off the leaves! You can see their cabin here!

Update: There’s been a lot of changes since I wrote this post and shared Dad’s recipe way back in 2013. Dad is now 90 years old. Mom went to heaven in May of 2016. 

Dad's Sour Cream Pound Cake

As you can tell, I’m really proud of my dad. I could go on and on, but you get the gist. I love him and his sour-cream pound cake. Try it for yourself and  I think you’ll love it, too.

Back To Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

One of the things that sets this pound cake apart from other cakes is the use of sour cream in the batter. This ingredient not only adds moisture to the cake but also gives it a tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the other ingredients.

The cake is typically baked in a tube pan, or bundt pan, which gives it a distinctive shape and allows for even baking.

Sour cream pound cake can be served plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or topped with a glaze or frosting

Ingredients You’ll Need (full printable recipe card down below!)

  • softened unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • sour cream
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract

It is important to have all the ingredients at room temperature to ensure that they blend together properly. The sour cream is a key ingredient that adds moisture and tanginess to the cake. The vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the cake and gives it a lovely aroma.

Glaze Ingredients (The Lemon Glaze is completely optional. Dad doesn’t use it. This is MY addition to the cake).

  • powdered sugar
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice

Baking Tools Needed

To bake a delicious sour cream pound cake, you will need a few essential baking tools. Here are the must-have tools for making this cake:

1. Mixing Bowl

I use my KitchenAid Mixer and a large bowl for this recipe.  You can use a hand mixer if you don’t have a stand mixer. 

2. Measuring Cups and Spoons

Accurate measurements are crucial for baking, so you will need measuring cups and spoons. Use a dry measuring cup for dry ingredients and a liquid measuring cup for liquids.

3. Electric Mixer

An electric mixer makes the mixing process easier and quicker. A stand mixer with a paddle attachment is ideal for making the pound cake batter. I recommend using a stand mixer. 

4. Tube Pan or Bundt Pan

A tube pan or bundt pan is a must-have for making a pound cake. It has a unique shape that allows the cake to cook evenly and gives it a beautiful appearance.

Helpful Hint: I always use a tube pan for this recipe. 

5. Cooling Rack

After baking, the pound cake needs to cool down before it can be served. A cooling rack allows air to circulate around the cake and prevents the bottom from becoming soggy.

Baking Process: Dad Baking His Sour Cream Pound Cake

I’m so glad I caught Dad in the act of making his sour cream pound cake. I’ll cherish these photos forever.

Dad gets all his ingredients together before making the cake. He always makes sure he has room temperature ingredients. He’s a smart man!

Add baking soda and salt to sour cream and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter well. Add sugar gradually, beating well with an electric mixer after each addition, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.


Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. step2On low speed, add the sour cream mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Beat just until combined after each addition. Add vanilla and mix on low until just combined.


Look at that delicious cake batter. I would love to grab a spoon and enjoy a bite or two.


Pour the batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Dad uses the spray with the flour included to grease the pan.

I usually grease my pan the old-fashioned way – with Crisco and flour. Either way is fine.


Helpful Hint: To get rid of excess air in the batter, tap the cake pan on the counter a few times before baking.

(Below is an updated photo of my dad baking his famous cake!)

my dad baking his sour cream pound cake

The below photo is of Dad removing his cake from the oven!


Dad’s sour cream pound cake comes out perfect every single time.

Please Note: Dad does not make the glaze to cover his pound cake. That’s just something I added. Feel free to ditch the glaze. It’s perfect just as it is. 


Baking Tips for a Perfect Pound Cake

Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake is a fail-proof recipe (at least for him). Here are some tips to ensure your cake turns out perfectly.

  • Read the entire recipe.
  • Measure accurately.  (use dry measuring cups to measure dry ingredients) – Always spoon flour into the measuring cup and lightly level with a straight edge. Extra flour can make a cake dry and extra sugar can cause a cake to fall.
  • Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. Room-temperature ingredients will ensure that they blend together smoothly and create a tender cake.
  • Prepare the pans properly. It is important to grease the pan thoroughly with shortening or cooking spray. Then dust it with flour. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan and make it easier to remove.
  • Don’t overbeat the batter. Overmixing can cause the cake to become tough or dry. 
  • Don’t remove the baked cake from the pan too early or too late. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. After removing the cake from the oven, place the cake pan on a wire rack. Keep away from drafts while cooling.
  • Use the correct type of cake pan. Tube pans and bundt pans don’t always hold the same amount of batter.
  • Make sure your oven temperature is accurate

How Do I Know When My Pound Cake is done?

Test for doneness by inserting a long wooden pick near the center of the cake. It should come out clean with no wet crumbs clinging to the pick. 

Serving Suggestions for Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

I like Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake just the way it is, served with a hot cup of coffee. But sometimes, I’ll jazz it up a bit.

  • Fresh Berries and Whipped Topping
  • Left over pound cake tastes so good when toasted or grilled 
  • Pound Cake Sandwich (filled with cream cheese frosting or fruit or peanut butter & jelly)
  • With a Lemon Glaze (2 cups powdered sugar and 3-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice) Add powdered sugar to a medium-sized bowl. Add the lemon juice and whisk until smooth. The glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more lemon juice to thin it out or powdered sugar to thicken it to the desired consistency.

Dad and his sour cream pound cake on an island

How To Store Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

This pound cake will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days. You can store this cake in the fridge for up to seven days.

To freeze: Slice and wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped cake slices in a ziplock freezer bag or an airtight freezer container. 

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Yield: serves 12-14

Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Dad's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Dad's Sour Cream Pound Cake is a family favorite. It's moist and delicious on the inside and has a slight crunch on the outside. Sometimes I add a lemon glaze but it's completely optional.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Lemon Glaze (optional)

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 325º F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube cake pan. Set aside.
  2. Add baking soda and salt to sour cream and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter well. Add sugar gradually, beating well with an electric mixer after each addition, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. On low speed, add sour cream alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Beat well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix on low until just combined.
  5. Spread cake batter evenly into prepared tube pan and bake at 325º for one hour and a half, checking with a toothpick after baking for one hour 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  6. Serve with lemon glaze if desired!
  7. Lemon Glaze (2 cups powdered sugar and 3-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice) Add powdered sugar to a medium-sized bowl. Add the lemon juice and whisk until smooth. The glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more lemon juice to thin it out or powdered sugar to thicken to the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

one slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 505Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 124mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 80gFiber 1gSugar 59gProtein 6g

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My dad makes the best sour cream pound cake in the world! He's 84 and he's famous for his pound cake! Just one bite and you'll know why.






Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects November 11, 2013 - 6:39 am

Awww, what a sweet post, and it sounds DELICIOUS!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 6:58 am

I never would have thought that my dad would have ever turned into a baker! 🙂

Trisha May 28, 2023 - 2:58 pm

Alli, as a former neighbor and recipient of your dad’s famous pound cakes I can whole heartedly agree!!! We lived by him and your mom for 16 years and always looked forward to a surprise pound cake for little things that seem so minuscule to us but they appreciated so very much! My husband Glen and my littles at the time always tried our best to look after the both of them when we could. When we sold a few years ago we knew that would be one of the things we missed the most. A gentle knock on the front door and opening it to see him w a tinfoiled cake still warm from the oven for us! Give him our love and tell him we miss him!

Alli May 29, 2023 - 10:28 am

I sure will! He loves your family so much! He has moved in with my sister and our younger brother, Allen, now lives in dad’s house. Dad will be 90 in November.

Mel November 11, 2013 - 6:54 am

The cake sounds delicious, happy birthday to your Dad and btw go grandma 11 pounds and 11 ounces WOW. Mine were all big babies but even my biggest was 10 pound 2!!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 6:58 am

I know, right! And I thought a 9 lb baby was a big one!

Cindy Eikenberg November 11, 2013 - 7:13 am

Alli, what a wonderful post and happy birthday to your Dad! I absolutely love pound cake and this sounds fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing and have a happy Monday!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 9:14 am

Thanks, Cindy! I love pound cake, too. My grands like it even more than I do.

Jen @ West Street Story November 11, 2013 - 7:46 am

Awww, what a sweet post! Happy birthday to your dad. I look forward to trying this cake recipe and will think of you and your family!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 9:13 am

We celebrated his birthday back in October because it was the only weekend that we could all be there. I so enjoyed watching him bake and taking his pics. Isn’t family the greatest?

Melinda Snavley November 11, 2013 - 8:11 am

And you are so right best cake in town. It’s making me hungry for one. 🙂 Happy Bday Dad.

Alli November 11, 2013 - 9:11 am

It’s so good for breakfast with a cup of coffee, isn’t it? Wish I had a piece right now!

Kimberly Leverett Osburn November 11, 2013 - 8:53 am

Hey Alli,
I have been looking for the perfect pound cake recipe and I think I’ve found it. Thanks for sharing a piece of your sweet family. Cherish every moment, because they are gone too soon. <3 Kim

Alli November 11, 2013 - 9:11 am

You’re welcome! My grands sure do love it. Personally, I could just cut the entire top off and eat it – you know, that crusty part. 🙂

Amanda Smith November 11, 2013 - 9:18 am

Happy birthday to your dad! My son was born on 11/11 as well. This recipe looks amazing. Thank you for sharing it and your dad with us as well.

Alli November 11, 2013 - 11:26 am

Happy Birthday to your son! I think my dad is amazing, but I’m a little biased.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 11, 2013 - 9:25 am

He sounds like an amazing man, and that cake looks FANTASTIC!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 11:26 am

Both are amazing to me!

Rhondda Mol November 11, 2013 - 9:37 am

Thank you (and thank your Dad!) for this 🙂 I can’t wait to try it out! I also love the story around the recipe – very heartwarming 🙂 Rhondda

Alli November 11, 2013 - 11:27 am

Thanks, Rhondda! We all love his cakes, especially this one.

Terri Hoke March 27, 2021 - 2:15 pm

The flour says plain. Do you mean that it is NOT self rising? Thanks!

Alli March 27, 2021 - 5:39 pm

Yes – that’s what my dad calls all-purpose. I guess I should update that.

Robin O November 11, 2013 - 10:48 am

What a treat to celebrate the elevens and your Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake. My Dad liked to cook too and that makes for a very special bond. Happy Birthday to him and thanks for sharing is lovely cake with us.

Alli November 11, 2013 - 11:28 am

How awesome that your dad loves to cook, as well. I always enjoy sharing stories about my family.

kendra kay November 11, 2013 - 11:34 am

awww happy 80th birthday dad!!

Anna @ Northern Homestead November 11, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Awww, what a sweet post, love the pictures with your Dad making the cake! Happy birthday to your dad, you are blessed to have him.

Rebekah November 11, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Happy birthday to Paw Paw!!! Yes, he does make the best pound cakes! I can’t wait to see them at Christmas. I miss them so much.

Tal @ The Crafeteria November 11, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Happy birthday to your dad! The cake sounds delicious, definitely going to try it 🙂

Alli November 11, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Do try it! His always turns out fabulous.

Juanita Lee November 11, 2013 - 1:54 pm

I really truly enjoy reading your website. I worked for 10 years with your sister, until I retired in January. My dad did a lot of baking also after he retired. I enjoyed reading 5 Hindrances to Prayer.

Alli November 11, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Hi, Juanita! I feel like I know you! Melinda has talked about you so much (all good things, of course). I feel like I already know you! And she told me you were back in town. I’m so glad you read my blog. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Deb Benning February 5, 2021 - 7:36 pm

I made this cake and I must day that I’ve made quite a few pound cakes, but this is by far the best tasting and texture! Just what I’ve been shooting for for years. Thank you for sharing dad’s recipe. Its perfect!

Alli February 6, 2021 - 6:54 pm

So glad you liked it! I’ll make sure to tell my dad.

Gloria @ Simply Gloria November 11, 2013 - 3:31 pm

This is such a special post you’ve written and shared with all of us. I find it especially amazing of the number 11…so weird, right?! (I am always intrigued with things like that!) I love your dad’s pound cake recipe! Hope you have a fun and special day with him today! (=

Alli November 11, 2013 - 7:59 pm

The eleven thing is really weird. I can’t imagine giving birth to a child that weighed that much!

Jane Rutherford November 11, 2013 - 7:36 pm

As I read this I was looking over at the pound cake he made all for me for my birthday this past Saturday. I know, I’m special too! Thanks bro, your the best, and I love you and Helen.

Alli November 11, 2013 - 7:59 pm

You are special, Jane! Eat a big piece for me. Actually, just cut the top off and eat it for me! 🙂

Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 11, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Hi Alli! Happy Birthday to your dad! That poundcake looks scrumptious!

Alli November 11, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Thanks! It’s really good!

Kelli November 11, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Do you know how long I have waited for that delicious pound cake recipe?? He DOES make the best pound cake in the world!!!

Alli November 12, 2013 - 5:04 am

I know you love his pound cakes, Kelli. Well, now you have the recipe. It looks pretty simple to me. I do know that it’s a really old recipe.

Vicky Forman August 31, 2023 - 10:45 pm

Made this awesome cake. I am missing my Dad and your sweet post to your Dad touched my heart. Cake is just lovely and delicious. Husband really likes it. God bless dear one.

Alli September 1, 2023 - 11:14 am

Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I understand. I miss my mom so much and dad will be 90 in November. He loves when I read him the sweet comments about his cake. Thanks again!!

Michelle November 14, 2013 - 10:43 am

This looks so easy and delicious! I look forward to trying it. Looks like you and your father enjoy cooking together. Thanks for sharing!

Alli November 14, 2013 - 9:35 pm

The last time I visited my father and found out he was making his pound cake for my grands (as always) I told him I had to take pics of him during the process for my blog. After a while he was asking me if I got this pic or that. He really got into the swing of things. 🙂

Yvonne November 14, 2013 - 7:23 pm

Your post made me miss my father. My father’s story was similar. Didn’t even know where the kitchen was located until after he retired. He loved buying all sorts of spices though many he never used. It is great that your kids will have wonderful memories of him and his treats.

Alli November 14, 2013 - 9:24 pm

I’m trying to enjoy my mom and dad as much as I can. I just wished I lived closer (6 driving hours away). Like you, I will always have the memories. I think it’s awesome how your dad loved all the spices!

Carolyn Smith November 17, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Such sweet pictures!

Candace Anderson October 12, 2019 - 1:23 pm

Such a gift for you to share the recipe and pictures of your Dad. Thanks to your Dad’s recipe I made the best pound cake I have ever made. I see cooking as a ministry of love for my family and friends.
This is now my go to recipe.
Thanks again!

Racqual W November 4, 2019 - 1:39 pm

I made this today. It is a good recipe, however a bit too sweet. I added lemon flavoring. The texture is really good. I am going to make this my go to recipe!

Alli November 5, 2019 - 11:04 am

My dad doesn’t add the lemon glaze. Is that what made it too sweet? I added in the lemon glaze because I love all things lemon. Glad you like it!

Lynn January 17, 2021 - 11:24 pm

This is a great cake. I’ve made other pound cakes, but they did not cook as well as this one. I’ve been looking for a recipe that has crunchy on it. This came passed the husband test.

Alli January 18, 2021 - 11:05 am

I’m so glad you like it. My dad will be so happy to hear this!

Waukeysla Frazier February 12, 2020 - 11:22 am

Alli, what caught my eye was that beautiful cake. Then, I clicked on it to see the recipe and it’s the same exact one that I copied from one of my grandmothers old cake recipes that my aunt had. I’ve had it over ten years, and she used to make it for us growing up. She passed Christmas morning in 2007, and you’re right, it is an old recipe.

Holly February 16, 2020 - 7:40 am

Trying this recipe for the first time! It’s been on the oven for about 10 minutes – can’t wait to taste!

Shirl Crane July 22, 2023 - 7:26 pm

I’m a baker myself and love to find new recipes to use. Cakes are my specialty! Guess because my mom did love baking as well. Growing up you could always smell some of mom’s favorite recipes in the air. She would love to bake beautiful cakes and other delicious treats
It was always such a great childhood pleasure of mine and my siblings.

I’m planning on baking this cake tomorrow morning. I will let you know if it passes my husbands test!!! Lol

Elizabeth Weiss March 13, 2020 - 9:57 pm

My Nannie made this Sour Cream Pound cake since I was a little girl ( I’m now 50 ) same exact recipe. It is absolutely the best. She’d make it for all us grandkids Birthdays, making Birthdays all the more special. I actually just got done making one for my grandson’s Birthday. The only difference between our cakes is ours is dusted with powdered sugar. What great memories a Sour Cream Pound cake makes.

Alli March 14, 2020 - 6:59 pm

That’s so sweet! I love all the old recipes.

Jane Cashin April 30, 2020 - 9:45 pm

My sister recently made this recipe and it was amazing. My daughter is getting married soon and I was wondering if we could use this recipe for a 2 tier wedding cake. Bottom tier would be 2 8” layers and the top would be 3 6” layers.


Alli May 1, 2020 - 9:10 am

I’m glad you liked it! I’ve only used this recipe to make a traditional pound cake but I don’t see why you couldn’t. I did a little research and found a three-tier pound cake wedding cake by Trisha Yearwood, so it seems doable to me. Congrats on your daughter’s upcoming wedding! Here is the link that shows where Trisha made a pound cake wedding cake.

CINDY C BEAL August 25, 2020 - 9:03 am

This is the BEST pound cake! Made 2 this weekend! So dang pretty! Looks like your picture. This one is a keeper!
Thanks for sharing!

Alli August 25, 2020 - 9:05 am

I’m so glad you liked it! Have a great day.

Holly York August 26, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Hi. I loved this story and loved the photos of your dad. Reminds me of my grandpa. I have a silly question, first time baking this and I do not bake very much. The recipe calls for soda. Is this soda or baking soda? Please let me know as I’m really wanting to make this for my boys soon. Thank you.

Alli August 26, 2020 - 5:29 pm

It’s baking soda. I wrote the recipe down just the way dad gave it to me. Oops! I’ll fix it. Thanks!

Grandmommee September 6, 2020 - 1:44 pm

I hate the recipe is not printable and my iPad blacks out to quickly can you fix this or get rid of the black background

Alli September 6, 2020 - 8:01 pm

I had changed to that particular background because I was having problems with my previous recipe card. The black background has been removed and you should be able to print out the recipe. Thanks so much for pointing this out.

MARSHA November 19, 2020 - 5:56 pm

Hi, I have a question, do you mix all of the ingredients in at once sour cream pound cake

Alli November 19, 2020 - 6:04 pm

I checked the pound cake post and the recipe card with complete instructions had disappeared. I added it back. It walks you through the entire process. Sorry about that!

Tara January 17, 2021 - 9:21 am

Holy cow, this is amazing! I love lemon but decided to make it the first time as your dad does. It is not overly sweet and just perfect with a cup of coffee. I love the crunchy top as well. This is my new favorite, and even better that I had all ingredients on hand. Simplicity at its best! Thank you for sharing.

Alli January 18, 2021 - 11:08 am

I’m so glad you like dad’s cake. Yeah, the lemon part is all me. 🙂

Cynthia Burrell January 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm

I had made the cake today; I added orange extract and orange zest. Using orange juice in glaze.

Alli January 21, 2021 - 5:14 pm

That sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it your way.

Becky Ewing March 9, 2021 - 7:25 pm

Second time to make this wonderful pound cake! It has turned out perfect every time. Thank you!

Alli March 10, 2021 - 5:00 am

Thanks so much! I’ll make sure to tell my dad. He’s 87 now and is always thrilled when I share sweet comments with him.

Debbie Canady July 3, 2021 - 1:04 pm

Absolutely delicious! I made this cake using Splenda and it came out perfect. Sour cream is something that I really dislike, but I couldn’t taste it. It was fairly easy to mix the ingredients and the first time I used a stand mixer (I kinda’ splattered myself and my kitchen). Anyway, the cake was so good, I could have eaten the entire thing in a couple of days. Soooo, I thinly sliced the cake, wrapped each slice individually and then put in freezer. Trust me, doesn’t take long to thaw.

Alli July 3, 2021 - 3:12 pm

I’m so glad you liked it. Now I have to try it with Splenda. I love how you thinly slice the cake and wrap each slice. I need to try that too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Mel October 18, 2021 - 2:44 pm

OMG, this is the most delicious pound cake I have ever tasted. I made it for my daughter and she took it to work to share. The ladies have requested this cake over and over. I am baking them one right now. Thank you so much for sharing.

Alli October 20, 2021 - 12:21 pm

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! My dad is always delighted when I read him the comments. Thanks for dropping by!

Maima Castle January 16, 2022 - 10:48 pm

Made thus cake tonight and love the texture. Turned out exactly as described. The next time I make it. I will use less sugar as 3 cup is too sweet for me. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Alli January 17, 2022 - 10:48 am

So glad you liked it!!

Maureen February 16, 2022 - 8:59 pm

Alli – Can you place it in 2 loaf pans, I don’t have a tube pan and the loaf pan would be great to freeze one. If you can would the time and temp change?

Alli February 16, 2022 - 9:42 pm

Yes, you can! I’ve never done it before but it can be done. I would bake the cakes for about half the bake time, then check on the cake occasionally until it’s done. You don’t have to change the temp. Hope this helps!

Lynn W March 31, 2022 - 12:56 pm

This cake is fantastic,thanks so much for sharing your dad’s recipe, please tell him thanks for me! ❤️

Alli April 4, 2022 - 6:49 am

Thank you! I did tell him and he was thrilled. 🙂

Lali April 30, 2022 - 10:29 am

DELICIOUS!! I made it in my small toaster oven, using a standard bundt pan. Got a little bit of batter spill and had to cover for 1 hr, 15 min with foil due to my ‘Easy Bake Oven’ sized oven but I can’t say enough good about this recipe. I also added a 1/4 tsp of lemon extract and did not make the glaze. We ate with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Oh my goodness! Dad’s recipe is a keeper and went into my ‘make again’ file! Thanks Dad, and thanks Alli for posting.

Alli May 1, 2022 - 5:36 pm

Thanks so much for your kind words! I’ll make sure to tell my dad!

Candi May 5, 2022 - 7:03 am

Best pound cake. I made it a few times. Delicious 😋 😋 😋

Alli May 5, 2022 - 7:26 am

I’m so glad you like it! I’ll make sure to tell my dad. He loves it when I get comments on his pound cake recipe.

Lindsey July 9, 2022 - 9:50 pm

Your Dad’s recipe is so incredibly delicious! I made it today. It came out p-e-r-f-e-c-t. I topped it with fresh picked raspberries and whipped cream. I’m definitely keeping this one in the arsenal.
Thanks, Dad!

Alli July 11, 2022 - 8:02 am

So glad you liked it. I’ll be sure and let dad know.

Pat October 18, 2022 - 4:52 pm

I’m 75 and have made many, many pound cakes but this one is delicious! Dust with powdered sugar, no glaze. Used almond and vanilla flavoring. I have a new great grandson in Nashville. Going to make this and carry on our visit to meet him. Have a blessed week. Thanks for an addition to my recipe box. Blessings !

Alli October 19, 2022 - 7:14 am

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’ll be sure to tell my dad. Congrats on your new great-grandson!! Grandkids are the best!!

Tennie November 15, 2022 - 9:54 am

I am in love with this pound cake. I made it yesterday and could barely wait until it cooled to try it. Wow…it is delicious. It will be my go to cake from now on.

Alli November 15, 2022 - 10:16 am

I’m so glad you love it! I’ll make sure I tell my dad!

Brigette November 15, 2022 - 3:37 pm

Was looking for a cherry pound cake recipe. This sounds really good. Wondering if I can add cherries to this?

Alli November 16, 2022 - 8:24 am

I’ve never tried it but I’d do it like this, toss the fruit in a small bowl with a small scoop of flour and add the lightly covered fruit to your cake mix and follow the rest of the recipe as normal. The light flour coating helps the fruit to ‘stick’ to the cake mixture better, stopping them from sinking.

Kathy December 5, 2022 - 6:24 pm

Love this cake!!! I been practice cakes and have failed. But, this cake is it!!!! My family loved Thanks to your Dad for sharing 🤗🥰

Alli December 6, 2022 - 7:53 am

I’m so happy you love it! I will definitely tell dad! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Janet Harrell December 26, 2022 - 10:02 am

I’ve made this cake repeatedly and have always had GREAT results! I love reading your accompanying heartwarming story and love the photos of your dad with his grandkids! What a TREASURE he is for your family and what a LEGACY he leaves for cake bakers everywhere! Thank you for sharing him! Happy New Year!

Alli December 27, 2022 - 9:00 am

Oh, you’re so sweet! I wish you a very Happy New Year!!

Patti Pretzel Howard January 23, 2023 - 6:43 pm

This is the best pound cake recipe!! Your dad is such a blessing. Thank you for sharing this. I posted a pic of mine on your Facebook page.

Alli January 25, 2023 - 9:45 am

Thank you so much! He really is a blessing!

Sarah March 2, 2023 - 8:36 pm

Making this tomorrow to bring to my daddy’s 95th Birthday celebration this Saturday. He like all cake with no frosting. Sounds like he will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Felicia March 3, 2023 - 9:36 am

Hi Ali! I have the exact same recipe. However, I’ve never added the salt and soda with the sour cream. Do I had salt & soda after the sour cream has become room temperature? What does this do for the cake? Please respond.. I’m making this cake for Sunday dinner for the family! 🤗 Thanks in advance

Alli March 13, 2023 - 9:07 am

I apologize for the late response. I’ve been in another state in meetings all week. Baking soda, when used with acidic ingredients – such as yogurt or sour cream – produces carbon dioxide gas bubbles. These cause the batter to rise. Dad always combines the salt and soda with the sour cream, so that’s how I’ve always done it. He allows it to get to room temp before adding the salt and soda. Again, I’m so sorry for the late response.

Lynda Winn March 19, 2023 - 4:46 pm

Excellent cake ( Bundt ) not only is it delicious but beautiful as well thank you so much for a wonderful recipe, it is a keeper!❤️❤️❤️

Alli March 20, 2023 - 8:31 am

So glad you like it!!

Sabrina Bennett June 3, 2023 - 11:14 am

I made this cake and everybody loved it… you hear me.
This is the first pound cake I have ever made that came out perfect. Thank you for sharing this😘

Alli June 8, 2023 - 12:25 pm

So glad you loved it!!

Karen Echols July 18, 2023 - 10:36 pm

3rd time making this and every time it’s been wonderful! Love the pictures of your dad making it! So sweet! This is a keeper!!

Alli July 20, 2023 - 8:29 am

Thank you and so glad you love it! Dad will be 90 in November.

Rosa July 24, 2023 - 1:06 pm

I made this cake on Saturday. It is delicious. The lemon glaze is outstanding and the receipt is easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

Alli July 25, 2023 - 9:34 am

So glad you like it!

Allison January 27, 2024 - 11:00 am

Just made this today! Wonderful recipe. Loved reading about your dad.

Alli January 28, 2024 - 6:52 pm

Thanks!! So glad you like it!

Deborah Roeder February 16, 2024 - 9:22 pm

Love this recipe Mine is always darker than your dad’s, probably the oven, his is so beautiful. Maybe a new pan.

Becky Ethington March 22, 2024 - 12:05 am

The cake is great; the dog loved it. He got it off the counter and ate about 90% of it. At least I got a small taste.

Alli March 22, 2024 - 5:13 pm

Oh my goodness! I’m glad the dog (and you) liked it.

Becky Ethington March 23, 2024 - 11:04 pm

I just made it again. This is seriously GREAT cake! Thank you for sharing! The incident with our dog, Zack, was a few years ago! Just to clarify…

Alli March 25, 2024 - 10:28 am

I’m so glad you like it! 🙂

Cynthia Parnell March 26, 2024 - 7:49 pm

It’s in the oven as we speak! I loved the simplicity! My Mama used to make a sour cream cake and nobody has the recipe she used. I’m so hopeful! The tast you described is the tast I remembered so I made it. I’ll post a picture and a review whe. It’s out, cooled and glazed. My Mama put a lemon glaze on hers too!

Alli March 28, 2024 - 12:45 pm

I hope you love it! 🙂


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