Monday, November 30, 2009

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Icing


Brown Sugar Pound Cake was our dessert contribution for Thanksgiving dinner.  The boys did most of the work preparing this cake, and it was a big hit with the family.  If you have leftovers, the cake keeps well (at room temperature) for several days.   It can be baked in a bundt pan, loaf pan or tube pan.   Be prepared for requests for the recipe if you are nice enough to share this cake with others.


Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Icing

Cake
3         cups         unbleached A.P. flour
1/2      tsp            baking powder
1/4      tsp            salt
1         cup           whole milk
1         tsp            vanilla
1 1/2   cups         (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1         lb              dark brown sugar
1/2      cup            sugar
5                          eggs

Icing
1/2     cup            (1 stick) unsalted butter
1        cup            packed light brown sugar
1/2     cup            evaporated milk
4        cups           powdered sugar, sifted
1        tsp              vanilla

Cake
  1. Heat oven to 300 (convection) or 325.  Butter and flour the pan.
  2. Combine dry and set aside.  Combine milk and vanilla and set aside.
  3. In mixer using the paddle, beat butter until fluffy.  Scrape bowl.  Add brown sugar, sugar and eggs and beat until fluffy and well-combined.  Scrape bowl.
  4. Add half dry and mix on low until just combined.  Add milk/vanilla and mix until just combined.  Add rest of dry and mix until just combined.  
  5. Bake until done, about 70 minutes.
  6. Cool cake before removing from pan and icing.
Icing
  1. Melt butter over medium and add brown sugar.  Mix until smooth, about 3 minutes.  Add milk and let come to a gentle boil.  Stir and remove from heat.
  2. In mixer, combine liquid with powdered sugar and vanilla.  Beat well until fluffy and light.
  3. Immediately cover cake with icing.  Icing layer should be very thick.

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23 comments:

  1. I love leftovers and this may not last long in the house, so no leftovers. :D

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  2. I'm so glad you wrote this post- I'm obsessed with pound cakes at the moment! Sadly we dont get Saveur mag over here but I just had a look at the website and saw the Gujarati recipes and omg I actually got excited! They are wonderful :) I'm glad people are noticing Gujji cuisine in Indian cooking more and more because it really is brilliant :) Thanks for letting me know about the feature... and for your lovely comments!

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  3. This looks so yummy! I love my bundt cake pan--nothing is better than a frosted bundt cake--more frosting to go around!

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  4. Such a lovely bake and I'm sure everyone enjoyed that drooling little dessert at your home very much! Cheers.

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  5. Lovely cake! I can't resist brown sugar!

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  6. That sounds fantastic! What about making it with brown butter as well? Gotta go...I'm drooling

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  7. This looks spectacular! Nice recipe!

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  8. Your cake comes out looking so perfect... My bundts are often a bit... flat. Love the thick icing, too!

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  9. Çok güzel ve sağlıklı yemek tarifleri! Harika pasta!

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  10. I've never seen a cake like this with brown sugar, looks interesting.

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  11. I think this looks wonderful! Bet it would be great with berries during strawberry season.

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  12. Love that you used brown sugar - so much healthier! Looks delicious.

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  13. That looks so good! I'm trying really hard NOT to bake this week. But we'll see how it pans out... Bag of muscovado sugar on the shelf and all...

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  14. This definitely is my next dessert to bake! lovely pictures!

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  15. This looks incredible! I love the brown sugar icing!

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  16. The icing looks very enticing I am going to try it soon

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  17. That's a beautiful cake. Very neat. Bet it's delicious too.

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  18. I know people say that their mouth watered when they saw a certain dish etc. ... but no joke, that icing really did just make my mouth water. omg.

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  19. Looks terrific. I like to make aplain brown sugar pound cake and then put sliced strawberries and whipped cream on it. Keeps the sugar coma to a minimum ;).

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  20. Wow, this looks terrific! I love your cake to frosting ratio.
    ~ingrid

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  21. Looks amazing! Brown sugar is one of my favorite flavors in cookies and cakes! This is a must try for me! Thanks for posting a great recipe!

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  22. You should add the Facebook and twitter buttons to easily share with friends.

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