Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Yield
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

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ShirleyKing
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

KristenBH
May 24, 2012
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madriver's Review

madriver
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

slyhuckster
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

Barbara23
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...