Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Mom's Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Of all the recipes that I've shared so far on this blog, this recipe is by far the most special. Mostly because at one time my mom used to make this a lot . . . and I mean A LOT. There was a stretch when she made it every day. She said it's because she just loooooved to make it. I think it's mostly because she just loved to share it. We had our freezers stocked full of the pound cake, and it always came in so handy. People would always ask for the recipe, and we were free to give it out. It was never a "secret recipe". My mom's not like that. She is the most caring, giving person I know. I love you Mommy!! Now more people can enjoy your pound cake recipe!!


Here's my copy of the recipe in my mom's own handwriting.

First you cream together 1/2 block of butter with 1/4 cup sugar. I like to whip it up til it's nice and fluffy.


Then you add 8 oz. sour cream and 1 tsp. vanilla.


Add 4 eggs. I usually beat well after each egg.

Then add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil.


Pour in one box of butter cake mix.

It'll be really lumpy. I try to smash all the lumps as best that I can.


Pour into 3 greased and floured loaf pans. I line with foil instead.


Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

If any of you tried my sister
Geri's Carrot Cake recipe you know that I'm not lying when I say that this is really good. And if you make it and people like it and ask you for the recipe, feel free to pass it out. My mom would be so pleased.IMG_5199


Betty Townsend said...

Oh, this looks so good...nice and light. I've used sour cream in baking and it really adds alot to the recipe. I'm copying this one, for sure. So special, too, to have the recipe written in your mom's handwriting.

gracie said...

thanks to you and your mom for sharing this recipe! luckily, i have a container of sour cream i need to use up. i can't wait to try it out!

jalna said...

Betty, you're exactly right, it's "nice and light"!

Grayce, you're gonna liiiiike it!

Les said...

hmmmm...did you bring this to work today??? :(

jalna said...

No, no be jellos Les. One got wiped out at home, the other two Landon took to work.

Renee said...

Thank you sooo much for sharing your mom's recipe and please thank your mom, too!!! I looove your mom's pound cake ... soooo YUMMY!!! :)

jalna said...

Hahahaha, you're welcome Renee. I'll tell her what you said.

MJC said...

Thanks Jalna to you (and your mom) for sharing a really good recipe - I have to try it. My family has always been like that too, eager to share recipes of really ono stuff, no "secret" recipes, they are for sharing. Glad you and your mom subscribe to this philosophy too!

MJC said...

Oh I meant to ask too if you've made this recipe with different brands of boxed cake mix? When it comes to making boxed chocolate cake for a base for recipes I've noticed a difference when using Pillsbury vs. Duncan Hines vs. Betty Crocker. Just wondering. Thanks!

jalna said...

You're welcome MJC. My mom will be so tickled to hear all of your responses. Thanks for asking about the brand of cake mix. I should've mentioned it . . . my mom prefers the Duncan Hines brand.

celia said...

I made your mom's recipe for Shun Wah and Stan Oka. I had a meeting with them and they really liked it. I also followed lining the pan with foil - what a great idea. Thanks again for sharing your mom's yummy recipe.

jalna said...

Yay, Celia! I'm so glad you tried it out and shared.

renrr said...

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I made the Sour Cream Pund Cake and it turned out awesome.

jalna said...

I'm so glad you got to try it, renrr! Thanks so much for letting me know!