Sybil's Sour Cream Pound Cake


My grandmother was famous for this cake. She lived in a small Southern town, and for her, to love you was to feed you. This cake always meant love. Anytime there was a funeral, an illness, a family reunion, or any special occasion, she would show up with her sour cream pound cake. When she passed away, everyone who spoke at her funeral mentioned this cake. For all those who requested the it is!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 tube cake


  • ½ pound butter

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 cups cake flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.

  2. Beat butter, sugar, and shortening together with an electric mixer until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Sift flour and baking powder together in another bowl. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with milk and sour cream. Mix in vanilla extract and lemon extract. Pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

610 Calories
30g Fat
79g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 610
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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