Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake is a traditional bundt cake that is easy to make. It's simple flavor makes the cake a great base to fruit toppings and ice cream! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 476 kcal


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks (save the whites for frothing and adding at the end)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup thick sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a 10 cup bundt cake pan with shortening, then dust it with flour.

  3. Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.

  4. Add the egg yolks (reserve the egg whites) one at a time, beating between each addition.

  5. Add the vanilla and almond extracts. Beat again.

  6. Add the baking soda, salt and half of the flour. 

  7. Add in half of the sour cream, mixing well.

  8. Add in the remaining flour, mixing well, then mix in the rest of the sour cream. Beat until well combined.

  9. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff and can hold peaks.

  10. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, folding until completely combined.

  11. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until the cake bounces back when you touch it. The exact time will depend on the size and shape of your pan so watch it closely.

  12. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cake plate to cool completely.

  13. Once the cake is completely cool, dust with powdered sugar.

  14. Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Sugars 42g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.