Indulge in Dessert Heaven with Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Hey there, my fellow foodies! I’m thrilled to share with you my latest creation: a Brown Sugar Pound Cake with a luscious Brown Sugar Glaze. If you’re looking for an indulgent and comforting dessert that will leave everyone wanting more, then this recipe is for you.

I’ve always been a fan of pound cakes because they’re versatile and easy to make. Plus, it’s the perfect canvas to add your favorite flavors and toppings. This Brown Sugar Pound Cake is moist, buttery, and has rich caramel notes from the brown sugar. And when paired with the decadent Brown Sugar Glaze, it’s a match made in dessert heaven.

Whether you’re entertaining or just craving something sweet, this recipe is sure to impress. So grab your apron, turn up some music, and let’s get baking. I promise you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brown Sugar Pound Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze
Brown Sugar Pound Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze

Are you ready for the ultimate indulgence? Look no further than my brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze recipe. Trust me, this isn’t just any ordinary pound cake – this is a dessert that will make your taste buds sing.

Why will you love this recipe? Let’s start with the ingredients. We use light and dark brown sugars, unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract to give the pound cake its signature flavor. And when it comes to the glaze – oh boy! We combine light brown sugar, unsalted butter, evaporated milk, and confectioner’s sugar for a rich and creamy topping that will have you licking your plate clean.

But what really sets this recipe apart from others is its versatility. This pound cake is perfect for any occasion. It can be dressed up with a caramel or butterscotch glaze for a fancy dinner party, or served simply with a dollop of whipped cream for a casual family gathering.

Not only is it versatile, but it’s also easy to make – even if you’re not an experienced baker. With simple instructions and readily available ingredients, you can whip up a delectable dessert in no time.

So whether you’re in the mood for something sweet and comforting or looking to wow your guests with a showstopping dessert, my brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze recipe has got you covered. Trust me when I say that once you try this pound cake, it’ll become a go-to in your baking rotation.

Ingredient List

 Thick and moist pound cake with a caramel twist
Thick and moist pound cake with a caramel twist

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze recipe:

For the pound cake:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Note: You can use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar to make a darker and richer pound cake.

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of heaven dripping in delicious brown sugar glaze
A slice of heaven dripping in delicious brown sugar glaze

Now, for the most important part of the article: the recipe! This brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Follow these simple steps to achieve perfect results every time.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup evaporated milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube or bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Add the light brown sugar gradually and continue to beat on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Add each egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the evaporated milk in two parts, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat until just combined after each addition.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake for about 60-70 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

If you’re looking for something to make your cake stand out from the crowd, look no further than this brown sugar glaze recipe. It’s simple to make and deliciously sweet.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the dark brown sugar and evaporated milk, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the powdered sugar, whisking until smooth.
  5. Pour over your cooled pound cake.

Enjoy your delicious creation with friends and family!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly baked and caramelized to perfection
Perfectly baked and caramelized to perfection

Listen up, friends! The beauty of cooking is that you don’t have to stick to the same old recipe every time. Sometimes, a little variation can bring out new flavors and surprise you with the level of satisfaction you achieve through your culinary explorations.

For example, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to add a twist to your brown sugar pound cake, try replacing the light brown sugar with dark brown sugar for an even deeper caramel flavor. You can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a little spice to excite your taste buds.

But wait, there’s more! If you’re not particularly fond of the richness that comes with using both butter and shortening in equal parts, feel free to substitute one for the other. However, keep in mind that this might affect the texture and flavor of your final cake.

If you’re looking to make your cake a little healthier, consider swapping out some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. You can also use honey instead of regular sugar for added health benefits and a unique flavor.

Lastly, let’s talk about glazes. I know some folks might want to switch things up here as well! Instead of the classic brown sugar glaze recipe in this article, why not try a caramel glaze or even a butterscotch glaze? Trust me; these variations will take your pound cake game to the next level!

The point is, don’t be afraid to experiment with this recipe. Use these variations or come up with some of your own – it’s all about having fun and indulging in something delicious.

Serving and Pairing

 A warm and inviting aroma fills the kitchen
A warm and inviting aroma fills the kitchen

Now that your brown sugar pound cake is perfectly baked and glazed, it’s time to elevate your experience and serve it in style. You can slice the cake into generous pieces and serve them on beautiful plates, garnished with fresh mint leaves, berries, or even a dollop of whipped cream.

As for pairing, this sweet delight goes exceptionally well with coffee or tea as an afternoon snack or even after dinner dessert. If you’re serving it as a dessert after dinner, pair it with a nice glass of rich red wine like shiraz or merlot. The tannins in the wine complement the sweetness of the cake beautifully.

If you’re looking for a unique twist, you can also try pairing it with some delicious caramel sauce or caramel frosting instead of the traditional brown sugar glaze. This would make for a delectable combination of flavors and textures that will excite your taste buds.

Overall, this brown sugar pound cake is a versatile dessert that can be paired with many beverages and toppings. Get creative with different serving methods and enjoy mixing and matching the flavors that tickle your fancy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect treat for any special occasion
The perfect treat for any special occasion

Ah, now let’s talk about one of my favorite topics: how to make this delicious Brown Sugar Pound Cake ahead of time and store it properly. Trust me, if you have a sweet tooth like I do, you’ll definitely want to make extra cake and save some for later.

So, let’s start off with making the cake ahead of time. To do this, simply follow the recipe instructions as normal and bake the cake to perfection. Once the cake has cooled completely, wrap it securely in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to 2 days. Alternatively, you can chill it in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Now let’s move on to reheating the pound cake. If you’ve stored it in the fridge or freezer, allow it to come down to room temperature before reheating. Simply slice off an individual piece or two and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for about 10-15 seconds until the cake is warmed through but not hot to touch.

If you prefer a crispier texture, try reheating slices of cake in the oven instead. To do this, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place slices of cake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-10 minutes until heated through.

When it comes to storing the Brown Sugar Pound Cake long-term, proper storage is key. I recommend wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and placing it inside an airtight container. This will prevent any moisture from seeping into your cake and turning it soggy.

Lastly, remember that this Brown Sugar Pound Cake is all about indulgence – but please enjoy it in moderation!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A tasty way to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings
A tasty way to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings

Listen up, my fellow food lovers! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I’m here to share some tips for baking the perfect Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze. Trust me, these tips will take your pound cake game to the next level!

First and foremost, make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before you begin baking. This helps them blend together smoothly and promotes even baking. I suggest taking out the eggs, butter, and evaporated milk from the refrigerator a couple of hours before you start.

Next, sift your all-purpose flour and baking powder together to ensure that there are no lumps or clumps in the mixture. And don’t forget to add a pinch of salt to enhance the cake’s flavor.

When it comes to your sugar selection, light brown sugar adds a delicious richness and depth of flavor to this pound cake recipe. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try using dark brown sugar for a more intense caramel flavor.

To achieve that perfect crumbly texture of a pound cake, make sure to cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar well until it becomes really light and fluffy. Be patient and take your time; this process usually takes around 5-7 minutes.

And don’t forget about vanilla extract! Use high-quality pure vanilla extract for an aromatic aroma and umami flavor.

When making the brown sugar glaze, make sure that you melt the butter over low heat to avoid burning it. And remember: let it cool slightly before adding other ingredients as hot butter can melt powdered sugar making it tough to get the desired consistency of glaze.

Finally, resist shredding the cake while it’s still warm! Let it cool down completely before slicing otherwise moisture can ruin the crumbly nature of a classic pound cake.

Go ahead, give these tips a try for your next batch of Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze. Trust me; your taste buds would thank you for sure!


Now that you have gone through the ingredient list, recipe how-to and tips to perfect your brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze, it’s time to clarify your doubts using this FAQ section. I know a homemade pastry can be tricky sometimes so allow me to help you with some popular questions and answers regarding this recipe.

What is brown sugar glaze made of?

One popular choice for a ham glaze is the traditional brown sugar and honey glaze, often served with honey-baked or spiral cut ham. The glaze ingredients usually include a mixture of brown sugar, honey, fruit juice, Dijon mustard, and vinegar, which can be prepared ahead of time or applied during the final minutes of baking.

Do you glaze a pound cake hot or cold?

It is important to let your cake cool down completely before applying any glaze or icing to it. If the cake is still warm, the glaze will not set properly and melt away. Therefore, it’s crucial to give it some time to cool.

How much molasses do I add to light brown sugar to make dark brown sugar?

If you’re looking to deepen the flavor of your light brown sugar, simply mix in a tablespoon of molasses for every cup of sugar. A quick stir with a fork and storage in an airtight container is all it takes to create a rich and flavorful dark brown sugar.

What does brown sugar do to cake?

Brown sugar is a popular ingredient in baking as it imparts a delightful taste and moisture to our baked products. The inclusion of molasses in brown sugar also acts as a safeguard against dryness, particularly when used in cakes and cookies. Generally, the usage of brown sugar results in baked goods that are juicier and more tender.

Bottom Line

And there you have it, folks. A delicious and easy recipe for brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze that will have you drooling for more. Whether you are a beginner baker or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to please. The combination of light and dark brown sugars creates a depth of flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

I hope my tips and recommendations have helped make this recipe as easy and enjoyable as possible. Don’t forget to experiment with substitutions and variations to find your own perfect twist on this classic recipe. And remember, baking is an art form – so don’t be afraid to get creative!

Now, go ahead and impress your friends and family with this incredible treat! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just need a midday snack, this brown sugar pound cake with brown sugar glaze will hit the spot. Trust me, once you take a bite, you’ll be hooked. Happy baking!

Brown Sugar Pound Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze

Brown Sugar Pound Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

This is an old recipe--one of my Grandma's. I thought I would put it on Zaar for other people to enjoy, and to make sure I don't lose it.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 811.4kcal


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (1 lb) box light brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Beat shortening,butter and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addtion.
  • Combine flour,salt,and baking powder; add alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in flavoring. Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan.
  • Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Pour warm glaze over cake. Let cake stand 30 minutes or until glaze is firm.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar, and cook 1 minute.
  • Add milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla; whisk until creamy. Remove from heat, and pour immediately over cooled cake.


Serving: 212g | Calories: 811.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 112.8g | Protein: 8.6g | Fat: 37.5g | Saturated Fat: 16.4g | Cholesterol: 128.8mg | Sodium: 332.6mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 84g

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