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Mom's Pound Cake

Mom's Pound Cake is a family favorite recipe that is certain to please all of your tastebuds! Easy to whip together and passed down from several generations, this cake is flavorful and made with love!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mom's Pound Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 635 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 3/4 c. sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. mace
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or 1 tsp. lemon


  1. Blend together butter and sugar, add 1 egg at a time.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet alternating w/sour cream.
  4. Add vanilla. Careful not to over mix.
  5. Bake 325 F for 1 hour, but tap the top of the cake to see if its still solid, maybe 10 more minutes.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
So the trick is to only use room temperature ingredients. I'm talking been out for at least 8 hours room temperature. There's something about the baking process that makes that one step a KEY step in the process. The ingredients that I left out were the butter eggs and sour cream. I know that may seem a little scary, but I promise - they will be fine! I remember many times my mom would take the ingredients out, they'd sit, she'd lose interest in making the cake, she'd put everything back, and repeat the process several times before actually getting around to making that cake ;). It was always pretty funny.
Also, I ended up cooking this for an hour and 20 minutes before it was "solid". Which means, it doesn't jiggle when touched. If you wanted you could test with a cake tester to make sure it's not dough-ee in the center, but I don't have one of those.

Adapted from My Mother

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 297mg13%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.