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 476kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 10 cup bundt cake pan with shortening, then dust it with flour.
  • Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg yolks (reserve the egg whites) one at a time, beating between each addition.
  • Add the vanilla and almond extracts. Beat again.
  • Add the baking soda, salt and half of the flour. 
  • Add in half of the sour cream, mixing well.
  • Add in the remaining flour, mixing well, then mix in the rest of the sour cream. Beat until well combined.
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff and can hold peaks.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter, folding until completely combined.
  • 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.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cake plate to cool completely.
  • Once the cake is completely cool, dust with powdered sugar.
  • Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature.



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.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.7mg