Spiced Sour Cream Pound Cake

by Heather on December 8, 2011

Oh pound cake.  How I love thee.

I love that you’re sweet but not too sweet.


I love that you are dense and rich.


I love that you go perfectly with anything – coffee, tea (side note – I LOVE the Celestial Seasonings Safari Spice Red Tea – I guarantee your world will be rocked), ice cream, Greek yogurt.


I love that I can eat you all by yourself with nothing else.


I love that you look the way a cake SHOULD look when you get cut into.


And I love how easy you are to make.

Please know that while there are other cakes that I eat and enjoy, you will always have a special place in my heart.  Especially when you’re a little naughty with some added spice.  I like a little extra sass, and you and I both know you got a little of that going on in this recipe.


I eat that up.




  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger

Preheat your oven to 350.  Whisk together the sour cream and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside for a few minutes.  In a larger bowl cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time until well mixed, then add the vanilla.  Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.  Add to the wet ingredients, alternating between the dry and the sour cream mixture.  Mix until all is combined.  Pour into a greased 9-inch cake pan (mine was round, but you can certainly use a square one!) and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Don’t over-bake!  Serve warm or at room temperature with anything you like – coffee, tea, ice cream, yogurt, or just eat by itself!

My dear pound cake, I’m sad that you’re gone but we shall meet again soon.  How about tomorrow?

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking December 8, 2011

Ooooh, pound cake is one of my absolute favorites! I love how you added the spices, Heather!
This is a great treat for the holidays – it’s been bookmarked!


2 Cassie December 8, 2011

The texture looks perfect. I love pound cake and I love these flavors. Delicious!


3 Jamie December 8, 2011

Mmmm I know what you mean. This is just the kind of cake that disappears the fastest in our house. Dense, moist and full of all my favorite flavors.


4 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 8, 2011

Pound cake always comes out perfect. It’s such a reliable, tasty little treat :)
PS- I kind of want to face plant into that batter. It looks like frosting.


5 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 8, 2011

This cake sounds delicious!


6 Jen of My Tiny Oven December 8, 2011

Oh My! this cake looks amazing! I wish I had a big slice for breakfast! YUM!


7 Aggie December 8, 2011

I’m with you on pound cake…it’s pretty perfect in my opinion. This looks delicious!!!


8 Maria December 8, 2011

Love the spices in this cake!


9 Urban Wife December 8, 2011

I love pound cake for its’ versatility! Mine usually gets dunked in some tea. ;)


10 Annette@ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 8, 2011

Beautiful. I LOVED spiced anything. Hah


11 Natalie December 8, 2011

This looks fantastic!


12 Delishhh December 8, 2011

YUM this looks fabulous and so good!


13 Jessica @ How Sweet December 8, 2011

Wishin’ I had this cake for dessert tonight!


14 Laurie {Simply Scratch} December 8, 2011

I love simple cakes like this. I’m bookmarking this for sure!


15 Pretty. Good. Food. December 8, 2011

Sounds fantastic!!!


16 Clare @ SweetnSimple December 9, 2011

Sounds beautiful, looks so moist and delish – I looove anything spiced :) Thanks for the recipe!


17 Kim in MD December 9, 2011

What is it about pound cake that is so good? I love it, and especially love the addition of the spices in your recipe, Heather!


18 Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn December 9, 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever had pound cake, it looks a lot like sponge, what is different about it?
Whatever the difference is this look delicious, I love spices in cakes and cookies :-)


19 The Food Hunter December 15, 2011

I plan on making this soon!


20 Koko @ Koko Likes December 16, 2011

I LOVE how easy this is and how delicious it looks! YUMMY!


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