Brown Sugar Pound Cake Recipe
Let me tell you about my woes of cooking and baking.
This Brown Sugar Pound Cake is a true testament as to how far I’ve come to be able to bake edible things.
If you were to talk to anyone in my family and ask them how I learned how to cook, they will all simultaneously say, “I don’t know”. They would not be wrong for that because to tell you the truth, I don’t know either! It is something that was buried deep inside and decided to come out towards the latter part of my twenties. Before then I messed up everything. Let’s see, I tried to fry chicken with butter; I put two habanero peppers in spaghetti once thinking that I was doing something special; and always overbaked everything. You name it, I did it. I was a disaster in the kitchen. It is amazing to me (now that I think about it) how I managed to nourish myself and my brothers. I say my brothers because they were the poor victims to all of my cooking for the most part. In fact, they are the ones you should ask about my woes of cooking. They have some seriously funny stories about their experiences eating my food. In fact, they always tell people about a time where I made some muffins and they were super hard and flavorless. They call them “Rock Ninja Muffins”. Apparently my muffins were so hard they could be used by ninjas to put someone out. Something like that. Do you see what I mean? I was a horrible cook and baker.
That is a perfect segway into this Brown Sugar Pound Cake recipe. Okay, when I was a kid I loved pound cake. I loved all types of pound cake but for some reason, I couldn’t master how to make pound cake without it being too hard or too burnt. I mean seriously. It took me years to make pound cake that was perfectly dense, moist, and golden. Over time I started to learn how to make the best pound cake and you will never believe what helped me to get better at making pound cake. Are you ready for this, a timer? Yes. I guess I never really timed my baking to an exact science. Once I started doing that, my cakes got better. This Brown Sugar Pound Cake came out perfectly dense and moist. The way pound cake is suppose to be. Now if you are new at baking this is a very simple and easy cake to make. Just make sure you learn from my mistakes and use a timer.Print
Brown Sugar Pound Cake
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 10 1x
Brown Sugar Pound Cake with buttery icing that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. This Brown Sugar Pound Cake is also swirled with cinnamon sugar.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 c. lite brown sugar, packed
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ c. flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 ½ c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and spray a loaf pan liberally with baking spray or line with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter until creamy and add the cup of brown sugar and blend together. Add the eggs one at a time until well mixed and add the vanilla extract. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. Use a rubber spatula and spoon half of the batter on the bottom, mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the first half, and finally spoon the other half of the batter on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Use a butter knife and make swirls of the batter and the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool.
- To prepare icing: Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, melted butter, and milk until creamy. Add more milk a teaspoon at a time to reach desired consistency. Pour on top of cooled pound cake and allow to set before serving.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Category: Dessert
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