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Cornwell Sour Cream Pound Cake

The Cornwell dairy farm family shares this recipe for a traditional Southern pound cake. This cake is extra tender because of the sour cream.
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 sticks butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚.
  2. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour with baking soda; add alternately, with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and beat on low for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack.


Source of recipe: Cornwell Family Recipe

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