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Brown Sugar Pound Cake Recipe
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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown-sugar-pound-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings (may vary)
Calories 558kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 ¼ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans toasted

Instructions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch tube pan with flour no-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  • Spread the pecans for the cake and garnish in a single layer on a sheet pan. Toast for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Combine 2 ¼ cups brown sugar, sugar, 1 cup butter, shortening and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • BAKE 1 ¼ hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • GLAZE Melt ¼ cup butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add ½ cup brown sugar; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add ¼ cup milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • REMOVE saucepan from heat. Stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.
  • Garnish with additional toasted pecans.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg