Sour Cream Pound Cake

As some of you know, my husband only has two or three desserts that he really loves.  He’ll try other things that I bake, but for the most part, he only gets excited about his faves.  So when I bake something new, I usually have to bake one of his favorites too, or I’ll look for new variations on his favorites to make.
I recently tried this sour cream pound cake for his birthday.  This is a “doctored” cake mix recipe, which I always love!  And I have to say, it was one of the best pound cakes I’ve had!  It’s very moist and has a great taste and consistently!  I added chocolate frosting, but any frosting would be good, and this would be wonderful as a plain cake as well.
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Recipe for Sour Cream Pound Cake:

1 18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease and flour a 13×9 pan. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and blend on low speed of mixer for 1 minute. Scrape down sides with spatula. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and tests done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack and frost as desired.  Serve as is, or frost with your favorite icing.



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  1. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says

    Oh, yum! I love pound cake! 😀 Pound for pound! 😀

  2. That looks so good! I am in the mood for cake now!

  3. Charlene says

    I make something similar to this, it's one of my favorites, as well!

  4. That looks so super-fanulously yummy…and just as exciting super easy! I could use me some cake now, but it's only 8 am! Sigh. I'm your newest follower from TMTT! 🙂

  5. HoosierHomemade says

    That cake looks yummy! I like how you started with a cake mix!
    I'd love for you to join in the party on my new blog, It's A Blog Party!

  6. Your pictures make me want cake!

  7. Sounds so yummy! I wonder if you could swap the sour cream for homemade yogurt?

  8. That looks heavenly!!! YUM I have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

    Mom All Day

  9. I forgot, does the sour cream make it moister or what? Is there a noticeable difference between using it just using the regular cake mix?

    Mom All Day

  10. Oh this looks SOOOO yummy!! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  11. On the hunt for that one special pound cake… maybe this is it! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award Polls are open now, come vote for your favorite!

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    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  12. The Youngbloods says

    Yum! I need to fix one of those!!

  13. I make a similar recipe which is so good. I own the Cake Drs. cookbook and have found some very nice recipes that begin with a cake mix.

  14. Wow, Looks delicious! I'm hungry now! I think I need a chocolate cake!

    Come join the fun. I'm celebrating sweet treats on my blog!

    Have a great weekend!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love, Brenda

  15. That looks delicious! I love Sour Cream Cake! Thanks for sharing…now I NEED a piece.

  16. Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments! This was the such a great tasting cake!

    Robyn, the sour cream does make the cake more moist, and it gives it a rich flavor.

    Olivia, I'm not sure about the yogurt. I've seen recipes before where it says you could use yogurt and sour cream pretty much interchangeably. But since I haven't tried it with this recipe, I can't say for certain.

  17. It looks delicious! Perfect with fresh strawberries and cream!

  18. Its A Blog Party says

    The cake looks very yummy!
    Thanks for linking up!

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