Bring on Fat Tuesday and welcome it with this Pecan Praline Pound Cake.
This Pecan Praline Pound Cake is moist, nutty, and delicious! You will love this cake for any holiday or occasion.
I have a Bucket List, like most people. I think my bucket list consists of things that I actually could end up doing. Let’s explore my list, shall we?
- Do a tour of Europe.
- Go to Time Square for New Years.
- Go to Hawaii.
- Stay at a Yoga retreat in Asia.
- Eat authentic Italian cuisine in Italy.
- Visit the pyramids and tombs in Egypt.
- Go on a “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” tour.
- Drink wine at Martha’s Vineyard.
- Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
My list changes from time to time, but overall, this is it. Let’s focus on the last event on this list. I have been to New Orleans twice and it is absolutely one of my favorite places to visit. New Orleans is so rich in history, culture, and delicious food. How could anyone not love New Orleans? I especially love the French Quarter. It is the only place I have visited where delicious smells of Beignets, Po Boy’s, Shrimp and Grits, and Crawfish Etouffee fills the air; the streets dance to the sound of jazz, and its history stains city. I LOVE NEW ORLEANS! I wish I was down there right now just for the experience. Although, I always think about the small congested streets, the loud drunkards, and the constant viewing of female breasts that I do not care to see. I said all of this and I still want to go! Just so I can say that I experienced Mardi Gras I suppose. Until then, I will make my fabulous Crawfish Etoufee and this Pecan Praline Pound Cake every Mardi Gras.
Have you ever had a Praline? You are missing out if you haven’t. They are candied pecans with the most amazing and sweet coating EVER. If you never had a Praline, don’t worry, you can get a glimpse of what they taste like by making this Pecan Praline Pound Cake. The Pound Cake is moist, dense, and has a slightly nutty flavor by the use of ground pecans in the batter. The topping is a Praline topping that will melt your heart away and have you showing those TA-TA’s for another slice. So if you can’t join em in N’awlins to enjoy all the delicious food, partying, and Hurricanes make your own New Orlean inspired feast no matter where you are. Just be sure to end your meal with this Pecan Praline Pound Cake.
- 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 3 ½ c. sugar
- 10 eggs, room temperature
- 4 c flour, sifted
- 1 ½ tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ c. pecans, finely ground
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 1 c. lite brown sugar, packed
- 5 tbsp. Butter
- ¼ c. milk
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. Bourbon
- 1 ½ c. powdered sugar
- ¾ c. pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.
- Pulse the pecans in a food processor until finely ground. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the butter and blend the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and blend until fluffy. Begin to add the eggs one at a time. Once all eggs are added, add the flour and ground pecans and mix until blended.
- Add the vanilla extract and buttermilk. Pour into a
well sprayed bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour and 25-30 minutes on middle rack in the oven. Once finished baking, set aside and allow to slightly cool and then turn to a cooling rack or serving plate and allow to finish cooling completely.
- To make the topping: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar and milk and stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat and allow to boil for a minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, bourbon, and whisk powdered sugar until smooth. Allow cooling for 5 minutes.
- While the glaze is still loose, pour on top of pound cake. Allow the icing to set and serve.