Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake is a delicious homemade from scratch dessert. Enjoy plain or drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze.
EDITOR’S NOTE (April18 2022): Added one new photo. Updated recipe has two versions. One pound cake has baking soda (dense texture. The other has baking powder (soft/tender crumb). Also included is a Lemon Glaze recipe.
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TWO POUND CAKE RECIPES
There are two versions of this printable recipe. The pound cake pictured above has baking soda in it.
The other cake with a soft/tender crumb is pictured below. It contains baking powder.
Both cakes are easy to make with simple ingredients.
BEFORE USING BAKING POWDER & BAKING SODA, TEST FOR EFFECTIVENESSIf they’ve been sitting in the pantry for weeks or months, test before using to make sure they’re effective. Click here for simple instructions.
Never dip or scoop flour from the bag (or container). It’s too much flour that will cause the cake to be thick and dry with a bad taste.
The correct way to measure flour is to sift, spoon and level. Here’s how you do it:
Sift 4 cups of flour into a medium bowl.
Spoon sifted flour into measuring cup until piled high. Level with knife’s smooth side.
Repeat until you have amount called for in the recipe.
Pour remaining flour back into container.
ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME
Beat in eggs (room temperature) one at a time with an electric hand mixer.
Avoid mixing too long because it will make the pound cake dry.
HOW TO GREASE CAKE PAN: 2 WAYS
1. Spray the tube and all up the sides with no-stick baking spray (with flour).
2. Cover a paper towel with vegetable oil. Use it to grease the tube, bottom and sides of pan.
Sprinkle flour all over the bottom, tube and sides of pan.
Shake off excess.
SLICE & SERVE WARM OR COLD
DRIZZLE WITH LEMON GLAZE (RECIPE BELOW)
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