Sour Cream Pound Cake With Glaze

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An Old Fashioned, Simple Sour Cream Pound Cake. It’s Full of Rich Vanilla, Buttery Flavor And Topped With A Tangy Cream Cheese Glaze.

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake

A Simple, Old Fashioned Cake That Melts In Your Mouth

This recipe comes from the First Baptist Huntsville Finest Recipes cookbook (circa 1995).

I’m going to call this the 1 Peter 3:3 (Since it comes from a church cookbook I’d like to get a Bible reference in this post.) pound cake.  It is a simple, southern sour cream pound cake, not adorned with any extravagant ingredients inside the cake or outside.  

It’s what you see is what you get, pure ole time goodness.  Yes, these simple, everyday ingredients combined together are a powerful, flavorful force (There’s a sermon in here, but I want get started) that’s melt in your mouth delicious.

Easy And Versatile Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

This cake has only 8 ingredients and is so easy to whip up. Simply mix them together, put in a pan and bake.

Because, it is a large, dense cake it takes a little over an hour to bake. But, you can make wise use of this time by catching up on your streaming.

Since this cake doesn’t have any bold or extravagant flavors, it is safe to take to parties and gatherings. It also totes well, so it’s easy to carry.

I like to say this is one of those cakes you can take to a classy dinner party, a Baptist Church potluck or a Bar Mitzvah. Almost anything goes with this cake.

Easy Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Sour Cream Pound Cake Ingredients

  • Cake Flour – You can use all purpose
  • Eggs – Room temperature
  • Salt
  • Butter – Room temperature
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Sour Cream – Room temperature
  • Vanilla Extract

Cream Cheese Glaze Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese – Room temperture
  • Butter – Room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar – Sift for best results
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
Simple Sour Cream Pound Cake With Glaze

How To Make A Sour Cream Pound Cake

  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda
  • Cream sugar and butter until they are light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Add flour mixture and vanilla
  • Fold in sour cream
  • Pour batter in pan
  • Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Let cake cool in pan for 12 minutes

How To Make Easy Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Cream butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla well.
  • Add milk little by little and mix. This depends on how thick or thin you like your glaze.

Here is a link to my Cream Cheese Glaze Post

What Does Sour Cream Do To A Cake?

Sour cream has high fat content this adds moisture and richness to a cake and also helps create a dense cake.

Sour cream also contains acid. This acid activates the baking soda which helps give it a tender crumb.

Simple Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake Toppings

One of the best things about this cake is it can be topped and paired with so much. You can literally make a pound cake bar with this cake.

  • Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and so many other fruits.
  • Fruit sauces
  • Fruit jams
  • Chocolate Syrup, caramel syrup, butterscotch syrup
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  • Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • It’s not a topping, but pound cake goes great with a cup of coffee.
Easy Sour Cream Pound Cake With Glaze

Final Thoughts On This Old Fashion Sour Cream Pound Cake With Glaze

The rich pound cake flavor and dense texture of this cake make it an amazing cake by itself. But, the addition of this cream cheese glaze gives it a delicious tanginess. That, plus the fact, that this is such an easy recipe that is so versatile make it a must have for any cake baker’s recipe collection.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

More Delicious Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipes

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake With Glaze

Simple Old Fashion Sour Cream Pound Cake
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Easy sour cream pound cake recipe with simple ingredients and topped with a tangy cream cheese glaze..
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern American
Keyword Easy, Old Fashion, Glaze, Moist, Southern, Classic, Bundt, Best
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 47 minutes
Servings 18 people
Calories 340kcal
Cost $5


  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Bundt or Tube Pan


Ingredients in Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

  • 3 cups Cake Flour
  • 6 Eggs Room Temperature
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Butter or 2 sticks Softened
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Sour Cream Room Temperature
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Ingredients In Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe

  • 4 to 6 Tbsp Cream Cheese Room Temperature and full fat
  • 4 Tbsp Butter Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar For best results sift your powdered sugar.
  • 1 to 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 TBS Milk This is to thin the glaze.


How To Make Sour Cream Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda
  • Cream sugar and butter until they are light and fluffy. Should be lighter in color and less gritty.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beating each well before adding the next.
  • Add flour mixture and vanilla
  • Fold in sour cream
  • Grease bundt or tube pan
  • Pour batter in pan
  • Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Insert tooth pick or knife to see if done. If it comes out clean it's done.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 12 minutes
  • Release cake from pan and let it continue to cool.

How To Make Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Combine butter and cream cheese well.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar. Mix until there are no lumps and add vanilla.
  • If you'd like to thin the glaze stir in a little milk at a time, stirring after each addition.
  • You can also thin the glaze by microwaving until it's pourable. Let the glazed cake sit and allow the glaze to set before it is served.
  • Pour or spoon glaze on cake.


This makes a medium sized cake, so using a medium bundt pan or tube pan is desirable.
Here is a link to my Cream Cheese Glaze post.
This pound cake freezes extremely well.  Here’s a link to my post on how to freeze pound cakes.


Calories: 340kcal


  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe easy to follow and made a lovely moist cake! Enjoyed by whole family! thanks

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I’m so glad the cake came out good. Merry Christmas

    2. Barbara K. says:

      3 stars
      I was disappointed in the cake. It did not have the traditional pound cake texture. A pound cake should have a very dense texture. This cake did not. The taste was fine and the texture was fine for a regular cake, just not a pound cake.
      I also used a “no-brand” Bundt cake pan (I think it was a Baker’s Secret bundt shaped pan). The cake “boiled” over in the oven while baking. My Bundt cake pan was on the top shelf and I didn’t want to get the kitchen ladder.

      1. OH NO, I’m so sorry. Thanks so much for the feedback.

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. It is a delish cake.

  2. My cake rose perfectly and when cook time was over it had sank, pulled away from the sides as well. It’s edible for us, but I wouldn’t dare carry it to a neighbor.
    I used a Bundt pan.
    2 weeks before I made my mamas cream cheese pound cake recipe in same pan and it was perfect.
    Any suggestions?

    1. I am so sorry. I really have no clue why. Both the cakes you mention worked well for me. Cakes can be a tricky thing. The same cake can turn out beautiful one day and flop the next. It’s not you. I am glad it was edible at least.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this sour cream pound cake today (6/20/2022. Lovely light, tender crust, moist cake. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much for this sweet comment. This is just such a good, down home pound cake that can be used for so many occasions. I really appreciate the feed back. Thanks

  4. 5 stars
    This turned out perfectly! I will be making this again!
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. This is such an easy cake with great flavor.

  5. Katherine mcdowell says:

    Is the butter unsalted

    1. Great question. I prefer to use unsalted, but it really doesn’t matter in this pound cake. This sour cream pound cake is delish either way. Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know how you like it.

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