Brown Sugar Pound Cake

 

Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins

Servings: 16

Yield: 1 10 inch tube pan

Ingredients

For The Cake

  • 2 1⁄4 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

For The Glaze

  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F Spray 10-inch tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray. Combine 2 1/4 cups brown sugar, sugar, 1 cup butter, shortening and 2 teaspoons vanilla in large bowl; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake1 1/4 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1/4 cup milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.