Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Now we’re talking. This was moist and buttery and delicious. The cake had a beautiful slightly chewy crust, just like the Sara Lee poundcakes where you can peel off that top layer – though this was WAY  yummier.

The brown sugar flavor was barely noticeable – would love to try this with dark brown sugar and see what happens.

Also, I baked in a silicone bundt and the yummy crust stuck to the bottom. Next time, I want to try buttering the bottom and sprinkling w/ granulated sugar + salt – one commenter claimed this prevents sticking and creates a nice shiny sheen.

I halved the recipe and used 3 eggs, light brown sugar, and a full tsp of vanilla.

Recipe originally found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?recipeID=25973&origin=detail&servings=16&metric=false

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups butter
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour and baking powder; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Sir in the chopped pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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