Gluten Free Sour Cream Pound Cake

Many have marked my Gluten Free Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe and/or Gluten Free Heavenly Pound Cake Recipe as their favorite pound cake(s). However, I thought you may appreciate having a Gluten Free Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe in case you have some sour cream on hand. Add the optional glaze, or flavor them all with lemon if desired. Itā€™s pretty yummy!

Gluten Free Sour Cream Pound Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 8 - 12 servings

Gluten Free Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour cream and cream cheese make the perfect textured pound cakes. They make them lighter and softer. Try this gluten free sour cream pound cake to find out for yourself! It contains the perfect balance of butter, sugar, and sour cream.


    For the Pound Cake:
  • 2 cups Carla's Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-freeĀ baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoonĀ baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsaltedĀ butter, at room temperature and softened
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup gluten free sour cream (most are GF)
  • 2 teaspoons pureĀ vanilla extract
  • 1 zest of lemon (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Cooking oil or gluten-free spray oil, for pan
  • For the Optional Icing:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3-1/2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or milk)


    To Make the Pound Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350Ā°F. Oil a 9 x 5-inchĀ non-stick loaf pan and dust with flour.
  2. Whisk together the flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with its paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, scraping bowl at least once midway through mixing.
  4. Mix in the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, on medium speed until fluffy, 3 - 4 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, as needed.
  6. Add the sour cream and vanilla, and if using, lemon zest. Beat on low speed just long enough to combine.
  7. Sift one-third of the flour mixture at a time into the batter, beating after each addition and scraping bowl.
  8. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, and distribute evenly.
  9. Bake on center rack of the preheated oven until the center no longer jiggles, about 55 - 60 minutes. Test for doneness every 5 minutes beginning at 55 minutes. To test, insert a skewer near the center. When you remove it and it comes out clean,Ā it's done. (Note: The cake being a tiny bit underdone is better than overdone because it will continue to bake slightly when cooling in the pan.)
  10. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and transfer it directly to the wire rack to cool completely, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  11. Serve the pound cake within 24 hours or slice, wrap in individual servings in plastic wrapĀ and freeze in a gallon-sized storage bag. Defrost frozen slices at room temperature.
  12. To Make the Optional Icing:
  13. Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice (or milk, if not making a lemon pound cake) until smooth.
  14. Drizzle icing over the top of the cake and allow it to drip down the sides.

4 Replies to “Gluten Free Sour Cream Pound Cake”

  1. The top crust of the cake caved in while it was cooling in the pan. I followed the recipe exactly as printed and cooked it for an hour. I am so disappointed as I was bringing this to a friendā€™s house. ā˜¹ļø

    1. Jan,

      Iā€™m sorry to hear that you experienced a failure. Thatā€™s always so devastating.

      Usually, when I hear this on my blog it stems from either someone using a different flour mix. Did you make and use my homemade Carlaā€™s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour recipe?

      In addition, did you over beat the batter? Too much air can cause a cake to fall. In addition, a falling cake be caused by not baking it long enough. Often times, a gluten free cake can turn out a clean toothpick, but lightly touching it until it springs back is the best indication for doneness.

      And my advice to everyone is to always try a recipe out in advance before planning on serving the to guests.

      I just reread your comment and see that it was just the crust that fell. It really sounds like it wasnā€™t baked long enough.


      1. Thank you for your response
        I did use a different brand of 1-1 gluten-free flour.
        I actually baked it for 65 minutes and the top crust was golden.
        I will try making this again and hope I have better results.

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