Paula Deen’s Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Recently I made Paula Deen’s following “Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe” and my family is begging me to make it again. Check out this beauty..

Pound Cake

Oh yes, it was as tasty and soft as it looks in the photo (well, except the crust, keep reading to see changes I plan on making).  I followed the recipe instruction for instruction, but for next time I am going to half it. I didn’t have the right kind of pan and used a loaf pan and ended up needing two. If I half it next time, I think it will fit one pan perfectly!


Here is the recipe I used (from Paula Deen)

1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 large eggs
3 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
3 cup sugar
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In mixing bowl, combine and cream the butter, sugar, then add the sour cream.
Mix baking soda and flour together, you can sift it together but I didn’t have a sifter.
Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar/sour cream mixture.
Alternate flour and eggs when adding to mixture.
Make sure to beat each egg one at a time. Continue until all flour and eggs have been added
Add the vanilla then pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10- inch tube pan (I used 2 loaf pans).
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

pound cake

As mentioned, I did not have the correct pan so I ended up using 2 loaf pans and only cooked it for roughly an hour, though I could have downgraded that by about 5 minutes.  Next time I definitely plan on cutting the recipe in half and it will be the perfect size for one loaf pan.  Either that, or try the other sour cream pound cake recipe by Paula Deen (which is made for a loaf pan but I found too late).   Even though the crust was a little crispy the inside was soft and the tast was AMAZING, who knew sour cream in a cake would work…yes, it was my first time trying a sour cream cake recipe.

For 2013, I am planning on venturing out and cooking more new recipes, as I try them I will definitely share them with you…well if they are a success.  What are some of your favorite desserts to make?

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  1. 1

    Love me some paula dean! Looks amazing!
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    Paula Dean is great. I love her son Bobby’s new show though. He takes his mama’s recipes and makes them healthier without losing flavor!
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    I love Paula Deen, she is so much fun to watch.
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    She has some of the best recipes!
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    Yummy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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    Looks so good! I have tried a few other Paula Deen recipes and all of them were a big hit.
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    Looks amazing Toni!!! I pinned it so that I can come back and make it next week 🙂
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    It looks wonderful!

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    Oh my gosh! I miss cake LOL.
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    I pretty much love everything Paula creates. I’ve made so many of her dishes and plan to make many more. I have sour cream so I need to make this for the kids tomorrow.
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    Looks really yummy!

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    Sounds like a winner! 🙂
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    I love pound cake. I have never made my own, but yours looks yummy!
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    Yum! I love pound cake with sour cream in it!
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    Anyone who loves butter as much as Paula Deen does is ok in my book 🙂
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    You can tell just by looking at it that it’s a heavy pound cake! Looks yummy though.
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    This looks great I love Sour Cream Pound cake!
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    That looks AMAZING. I have always had a weakness for pound cake!
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    That looks awesome!

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    love pound cake one of my favorites
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    Pound cake is one of my faves! And can’t help but love, Paula Deen!
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    Mmmm…Looks like it turned out great!
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    YUMMY! I love her recipes!
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    Yum, I bet it just melts in your mouth.
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    that would make me so fat!
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    I have made this cake many, many times. Delicious every time. Big hit with the grandkids. It freezes great, Ships even better.

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    What kind of flour? Self rising, plain or cake flour? Thank You.. I tasted this cake for the first time today and it was Delicious!! The person who baked it had never made a pound cake before!

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    Mmmm – this pound cake looks so moist and delish – I want to make it! Mostly I’ve been making cookies and pies – any and all!

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