Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
18 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

This lightened version of an old-fashioned sour cream pound cake uses light sour cream and less butter and eggs than a traditional pound cake recipe but keeps all the rich flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray; dust with breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt; stir with a whisk. Combine sour cream and baking soda; stir well. Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add juice; beat 30 seconds. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture to sugar mixture, beating at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 4

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews


March 03, 2016
This is a recipe I have used for years. I always get rave reviews when taking it to social events or giving to friends or neighbors for gifts.  

slyhuckster's Review

May 24, 2012

madriver's Review

August 22, 2011
I've made this several times since the recipe was first published, and it's always enjoyed. But now my daughter has to eat gluten-free, so yesterday I made it using gluten-free flour, and just to be different, I substituted 'brownulated' sugar for the granulated. And of course - NO BREADCRUMBS! It still came out great, although maybe a little smaller due to the flour change. For a rare treat, this was a gluten-free cake that did NOT stick to the pan!

KristenBH's Review

August 28, 2009
I think this cake is great. I have made it several times, and people love it. I have also made it as housewarming gifts and holiday gifts.

Barbara23's Review

May 25, 2009
Followed directions exactly. Made this for a birthday party. It was SO BAD I threw it away... I noticed nobody eating it, so I took a bite and quickly found out why. I typically have success w/most CL recipes but this was a dud. The breadcrumbs made it so dry the cake felt stuck in your throat. Beware...