Yield: 16 servings

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Moist pound cake with a sweet buttery glaze puts a delicious spin on an old classic. With crunchy pecans on top and rich molasses flavor, this Brown Sugar Pound Cake recipe is as easy as it is delicious!


For the cake

  • 1 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the glaze

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a tube pan, or 12 cup bundt pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter with sugars, and vanilla extract. Beat until fluffy for several minutes.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixer. Beat on low while slowly adding the sour cream, just until fully combined.
  5. Fold in chopped pecans and pour batter in prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a wire rack or cake plate.
  7. While the cake cools, make the glaze.
  8. In a small saucepan, over medium low heat, add butter. Stir until melted. Whisk in brown sugar, and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add milk and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. When it begins to bubble and boil, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, then add the powdered sugar, blending until smooth.
  11. Pour over the cooled cake and sprinkle with pecans. ENJOY.


  • Sour cream in the cake can be substituted with greek yogurt or whole milk.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 2gSugar: 51gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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