Buttery Sour Cream Snack Cake
Snack Cake Recipe

Buttery Sour Cream Snack Cake

Sour cream cake is a rich, easy dessert that cake be varied to fit the occasion or holiday.

20 min
3 hrs



1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sour cream

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla  

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 to 2 tablespoons milk


 *Substitute 1 teaspoon almond, lemon or orange extract.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt® or tube pan; set aside. (If using no-stick cooking spray, do not flour pan.)

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add sour cream, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Add all remaining cake ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Stir together powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in bowl. Beat with whisk, adding enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Tip #1

- Cover; store at room temperature up to 3 days. Unglazed cake may be frozen up to 2 months. Wrap in plastic freezer wrap and aluminum foil.

Tip #2

- If desired, omit glaze; sift powdered sugar over cooled cake.

Tip #3

- Any of the flavor variations can be made into cupcakes. Prepare cake batter as directed above. Spoon batter into paper-lined or lightly greased muffin cups filling 3/4 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until cupcakes are lightly browned.

Tip #4

Toasted Coconut Snack Cake: Gently stir in 1/2 cup toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds and 3/4 cup coconut into cake mixture. Bake and glaze cake as directed above. Sprinkle toasted coconut over glazed cake.

Cranberry Orange Snack Cake: Gently stir in 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon grated orange zest into cake mixture. Bake as directed above. Substitute orange juice for milk in glaze.


18Fat (mg)
100Cholesterol (mg)
390Sodium (mg)
49Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  March 05, 2014

This cake is DISGUSTING! I made it into cupcakes which taste like a cross between a popover and cream puff. In other words there is way too many eggs in the recipe. I made it with a gluten free flour which I use all the time. I have never had a cake turn out like this before when I've substituted gluten free flour. Land O' Lakes gluten free pound cake recipe is awesome. I should have stuck with a recipe I was familiar with but wanted to try something different and new.. Now I'm stuck with 36 cup cakes that I was making to give away at a soup kitchen on Saturday. I guess I could feed them to our chickens.

— says Lori
  November 06, 2009

This cake is absolutely delicious. I throw mini chocolate bits into the cake for an added treat. I also put a glaze on it hot out of the oven.

— says Joan
  March 19, 2009

This cake is buttery, soft & delicious. My boys love it.

— says Jennifer
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