The first time I made this pound cake was probably 15 years ago. I made it for a big group of people for Sunday lunch one day. It was very good....I even had one of the guests ask me for the recipe. We all REALLY enjoyed it. So why, then...has it taken me THIS long to make it again? It's so easy....so good and really, I have no excuse. Well, now I have a reason to make it. My soon-to-be son-in-law is a pound cake lover!!! Yay! I think pound cakes are so versatile. Eat them plain....make shortcake...make a trifle. I think there's almost nothing better than a good pound cake. And this one fits the bill.
Brown Sugar Pecan Pound Cake
1 ½ cups butter – room temp
5 eggs – room temp
1 cup milk – room temp
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
a large bundt pan or two loaf pans VERY well. Two loaf pans work
better. Use parchment paper in the bottom to ensure the pound cake will
release. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder and set aside.
a large mixing bowl, beat butter on high for 30 seconds. Add sugars
and beat for 10 minutes until very light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition, scraping bowl frequently.
flour mixture and milk alternately to butter/sugar mixture beating on
low speed after each addition, beginning and ending with flour. Beat
until just combined.
Stir in pecans. Pour batter into
prepared pan(s) and bake for about 1 hour to 1 ¼ hours until cake is
done. Cool cake in pan(s) on wire rack for about 10 minutes then remove
cake from pan(s). Cool completely.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!