Sour Cream Pound Cake Loaf

Easy homemade sour cream pound cake. A perfect addition to any Summer gathering. Top it off with your favorite fruit and whipped cream.

Sour cream pound cake loaf with roasted strawberries and whipped cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Who knew it would be so difficult to convince kids to want to watch Harry Potter or the Wizard of Oz. Favorites of mine. Classics even. Okay… Harry Potter can’t quite be classified as a classic yet, but you know what I mean. Huge movies that will forever live on well beyond the years they were made. Movies that will forever have a devoted following.

I grew up fully obsessed with the Wizard of Oz. Supposedly I watched it far too frequently, though I think those memories of others are extremely exaggerated. Still, I loved that movie and still do. However, it’s like pulling teeth to convince my kids to watch it. They’ve seen it a few times and refuse to watch now. I’m not opposed to bribing them. I did request we could watch it at least once this Summer and so far they’ve agreed.

Harry Potter on the other hand, that’ll be a harder sell. ‘The one who shall not be named’ is “creepy”. I need a way to win this battle before the end of the Summer.

Sour cream pound cake loaf with roasted strawberries and whipped cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I may have to kick off the Summer break with another batch of this sour cream pound cake loaf too, because it’s seriously good. I love any excuse to eat roasted strawberries and whipped cream. Let’s be honest, it’s really just the means to get that to my belly. But it’s absolutely the perfect moist and flavorful canvas to transport it.

And maybe the third best thing about this recipe (because moist cake and strawberries are first) is that absolutely no fancy pans are needed, just a simple loaf pan!

Easy homemade moist sour cream pound loaf cake served with sweet roasted strawberries and freshly made whipped cream! A perfect addition to all of your Summer gatherings, or any night of the week!

Sour cream pound cake loaf recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Sour Cream Pound Cake Loaf

Easy homemade sour cream pound cake. A perfect addition to any Summer gathering. Top it off with your favorite fruit and whipped cream.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Strawberry
Servings: 6 plus



  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C sour cream

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 batch roasted strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Line an 8x4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on both long sides. Very lightly grease short sides of pan and bottom parchment. Set aside. 
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and one egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl as needed. Mix in salt and baking powder. Alternate additions of flour and sour cream until fully combined and no streaks remain. Transfer mixture to prepared pan, level off batter.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and sides are a medium golden color. Cool in pan until easy to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare roasted strawberries as directed. Thoroughly chill before using.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Keep chilled until ready to serve. 
  • Slice and serve pound cake with optional whipped cream and roasted strawberries, or your favorite fruit. 
  • Store remaining cake in an airtight container for up to several days. 


Recipe serves roughly 6-8, yields 1: 8-inch loaf.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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18 Responses to “Sour Cream Pound Cake Loaf”

  1. #
    Medeja — May 18, 2015 at 5:48 am

    This cake looks just perfect! And goes well with so many things!

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      Rachel — May 19, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Thanks so much Medeja!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Did you know it’s been 18 years since the first Harry Potter book was published?! EIGHTEEN YEARS. I was 10. I feel freaking old lol – I’ll go drown my sorrows in this cake..oh wait, maybe after my paleo challenge lol ;)

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      Rachel — May 19, 2015 at 7:11 am

      omg stop it! It has not seriously been that long! Time sure does fly…

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    Kristen — May 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    And now Julie is making me feel incredibly old. Ten, Julie?! You young thing!
    Love this recipe, Rachel! Pound cake with sour cream is the best way to make it!

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      Rachel — May 19, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Don’t worry… she makes us all feel old ;)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — May 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

    It’s funny to think about having to force kids to watch TV. Ha! I don’t think I needed much convincing ever. Then or now. This cake though…gorgeous! YUM!

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      Rachel — May 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      It really is so bizarre to have to try to convince them to watch something. I’ll win one way or another ;)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — May 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

    It takes me an absurdly long time to watch certain movies that would be deemed “classics”, but I have seen Harry Potter and Wizard of Oz – so don’t worry there :) This Sour Cream Pound Cake looks amazing! So fluffy and moist, and I bet the sour cream is responsible for that. I must make this!

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      Rachel — May 23, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Oh there are so many true classics I’ve never seen but don’t really have a desire to see them based solely on the genre, so I guess I shouldn’t complain but everyone has to see the wizard of oz. ;)

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    Amanda — May 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    This pound cake looks perfect!!!

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      Rachel — May 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  7. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 30, 2015 at 1:48 am

    This is my dream pound cake! Love that pretty strawberry topping!

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      Rachel — May 31, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Laura! :)

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    Kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner — June 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    This pound cake looks so simple, yet so elegant and decadent! I love how you just kept it simple with an ordinary, yet delicious pound cake, but then you jazzed it up a bit with some roasted strawberries and a delicious looking whipped cream! If I could spend the rest of my life eating only 1 dessert, it would most definitely be this one! Thanks for posting this!

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      Rachel — June 20, 2015 at 6:04 am

      Thanks so much Kennedy!

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    Erica PM — February 1, 2021 at 7:28 am

    omg so I lost my bookmarks and have just been insanely googling vanilla pound cake, vanilla loaf, etc and after days I finally found it again yay. I just like the balance of this recipe. not too much butter with a great dense crumb

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      Rachel — February 5, 2021 at 10:03 am

      So glad you found it again! :)

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