Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake... say whaaat?

I had to share this recipe with y'all. It is the best pound cake I've ever made or eaten! It's warm, moist, and the caramel drizzle is exactly what it needs to make it outstanding. This will be my go-to recipe to take to parties, pot-lucks and... okay, just to make for home.

Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake

1 ½ cups butter softened
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1 8oz bag toffee chips
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional - I don't use)

Caramel Drizzle:
1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

*Note, the drizzle recipe makes a LOT, so I would recommend poking holes in your cake before drizzling it so it seeps into it. Believe me, it will only make it better.

Preheat oven to 325 spray a 12 cup Bundt pan with cooking spray with flour.

Beat butter until creamy. Add sugars beating until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mix to batter alternately with milk, beat until just combined. Stir in toffee bits and pecans. Spoon batter into pan and bake 85 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. To prevent excess browning, cover cake with foil while baking.

Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Spoon Caramel Drizzle over cooled cake.

Directions for Caramel Drizzle
In a medium saucepan, combine condensed milk and brown sugar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat, and SIMMER for 8 minutes, whisking frequently. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla. Let cool for 5 minutes before using. NOTE: Make sure you drizzle the caramel while it’s still warm. When cooled, the caramel does somewhat harden.


1 comment:

  1. I'm going to write this recipe down and give it to my Mom to make! Haha...she's the pound cake go to person. :) Looks delicious!!