Miss Bonnie’s Sweet Bread Pound Cake

I previously posted this recipe before here, but it’s a favorite in our household, and I got some better pics of it, so I figured it was time for an encore presentation! It is a traditional sour cream pound cake that my mother-in-law makes, but the family calls in sweet bread.

It actually reminds me a lot of Amish Friendship Bread, or it would be a really great coffee cake as well, or share a slice over a glass of sweet tea on the porch this spring! Either way, it’s an amazing good cake!

Recipe for Miss Bonnie’s Sweet Bread Pound Cake

2 3/4 cups sugar
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
6 eggs
2 1/2 sticks margarine
1 8 oz cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp flavoring (any kind) (I use vanilla.)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) (I used walnuts.)

Directions: Cream margarine and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beat after each. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix. Add sour cream and flavoring and beat for 2 minutes. Add nuts and fold in till evenly distibuted throughout batter. Pour into large tube pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake for one hour and thirty minutes.

*Baking Pan Size/Time Notes: She makes this in a huge tube pan which I can’t seem to find anywhere, so what I do is divide this into 2 bundts, either a full size and then one half full or two 3/4 full bundts.  And alternatively I’ll make one bundt and one dozen muffins.  And I bake the bundt for 1 hour and I bake the muffins for 35 minutes.



I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.


  1. Simple and delicious cake!
    I can it anytime and any day. Actually…. all day!

  2. Looks absolutely amazing. I love pound cake! Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks!

  3. I love pound cake and yours looks delicious!

  4. This looks yummy! Pound cake is one of my favorite treats. I would love for you to link up to my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html.

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. I love that you get so much out of this! Yum.

  6. Can butter be used instead? This looks so basic and yummy!!

  7. Hi there, I am new to your blog. I’ve been looking for a good pound cake recipe for a while, and this looks lovely! 🙂 Anna x

  8. Jerri, that pound cake looks awesome! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This pound cake look yummy! I will have to try this recipe. I am stopping by from Sweet Tooth Friday.

  10. Hi, This is one tempting pound cake and it is being featured this week.

    The Jewish holidays are over and I hope to start linking again.

  11. how delish does that look!?!

    just found your lovely blog…come visit anytime:




  12. That looks so good. I love a good pound cake and this one looks absolutely delicious!

  13. This looks so yummy! Thanks a bunch for sharing it with us!

    Take care,



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