Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Our Caramel Pound Cake Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious, classic dessert recipe that will impress your family and friends? Look no further than my Caramel Pound Cake Recipe. With its rich, buttery texture and mouthwatering caramel flavor, this pound cake is sure to become a family favorite.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I’ve spent years perfecting this recipe to get it just right. Whether you’re planning a special occasion or just want to indulge in some comfort food, this Caramel Pound Cake Recipe is the perfect choice.

So why not roll up your sleeves and get baking? The delightful aroma of freshly baked pound cake filled with gooey caramel and delicate pecans will fill your kitchen and leave you with a scrumptious dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caramel Pound Cake
Caramel Pound Cake

Dear foodies,

If you are a dessert lover and constantly on the lookout for new indulgent treats, then this caramel pound cake recipe is for you! Let me explain why you will absolutely adore this creation.

First and foremost, the star of this recipe is the rich and gooey caramel frosting that is so perfectly sweet it blends effortlessly with the buttery pound cake. The frosting thickens as it hardens, creating an irresistible texture and flavor combination that will melt in your mouth with every bite.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can serve it for breakfast or brunch on its own or pair it with fresh fruit or vanilla ice cream for a luxurious dessert. It’s perfect for any occasion, from a cozy night in to a grand holiday feast.

Furthermore, the ingredients are simple and easy to find at your local grocery store. You won’t have to spend hours searching for unique ingredients or breaking the bank on expensive delicacies. And, if you’re looking to make it more decadent or switch things up, we’ve also included variations and substitutions that will appeal to your taste buds!

Lastly, this recipe is great for sharing with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or bringing dessert to someone else’s party, this caramel pound cake will undoubtedly impress your guests with its heavenly aroma and unparalleled flavor.

In conclusion, if you need an exceptionally delicious and easy-to-make dessert recipe that everyone will love, look no further than this caramel pound cake recipe. Try it out once and I’m sure it’ll become one of your go-to desserts!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and gooey caramel drizzle dripping down the sides of this buttery pound cake.
Sweet and gooey caramel drizzle dripping down the sides of this buttery pound cake.

Let’s take a look at the list of ingredients we will need to make this delicious caramel pound cake recipe:

For the cake:

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter (room temperature)
  • 6 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the caramel frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups of packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

For garnish:

  • Finely chopped pecans

Before starting the recipe, make sure you have all these ingredients on hand. You can always refer to this list while preparing your ingredients to avoid missing anything important.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pound cake: moist, fluffy and infused with rich caramel flavor.
The perfect pound cake: moist, fluffy and infused with rich caramel flavor.

Now that we’ve gone over the ingredient list, let’s get cooking! Here is how to make a caramel pound cake that will leave everyone wanting more.

Step 1: Preheat and Prep

Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, combine 3 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 tsp of baking powder. Set aside.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugars

In a large mixing bowl, cream together 2 cups of unsalted butter and 2 cups of white sugar until light and fluffy. Add in 1 cup of brown sugar and continue mixing.

Step 4: Mix in Wet Ingredients

Add in 5 large eggs, one at a time, mixing well each time. Mix in 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.

Step 5: Add in Dry Ingredients

Gradually add in the dry ingredients mixture, alternating with 1 cup of evaporated milk, until everything is incorporated.

Step 6: Fold in Pecans

Fold in 1 cup of chopped pecans into the batter.

Step 7: Bake the Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Cool the Cake

Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before flipping onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And voila! You now have a delicious caramel pound cake ready to be served. Don’t forget to pair it with some coffee or tea.

Substitutions and Variations

 Every slice of this caramel pound cake is a mouthwatering work of art.
Every slice of this caramel pound cake is a mouthwatering work of art.

Now, let’s talk about substitutions and variations for this delicious caramel pound cake recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the ingredients and come up with your own twist on this classic dessert.

1. Butter substitutes: If you want to make the recipe slightly healthier, you can substitute butter with coconut oil or vegetable oil. These alternatives will give your pound cake a slightly different taste, but it will still be rich and delicious.

2. Nuts: The recipe asks for pecans, but if you prefer a different nut or have an allergy, feel free to substitute them. Walnuts or almonds would work well in the recipe too.

3. Brown Sugar: For an even richer flavor, try using dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar. You could also swap some of the white sugar for more brown sugar.

4. Milk substitutes: If you don’t have evaporated milk on hand, you can use regular whole milk or cream instead.

5. Gluten-free options: If you’re gluten intolerant, don’t worry! You can easily swap out the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour without sacrificing any of the richness and taste of the cake.

6. Toppings: To add some extra flavor, try topping your cake with caramel sauce, whipped cream or even adding chocolate chips or toffee pieces to the batter before baking.

Remember that while these substitutions may change the taste slightly, they will not alter the overall structure or consistency of the cake. So, be bold and experiment with different flavors to create a unique caramel pound cake that is truly yours!

Serving and Pairing

 Enjoy a decadent slice of caramel pound cake with a steaming cup of tea or coffee.
Enjoy a decadent slice of caramel pound cake with a steaming cup of tea or coffee.

Now that your delicious Caramel Pound Cake is ready, it’s time to set the stage for this flavorful delicacy! When it comes to serving and pairing this dessert, you have a multitude of options.

I recommend serving this pound cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm caramel cake and cold cream or ice cream creates an irresistible taste sensation in your mouth that is sure to please every taste bud.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try pairing your Caramel Pound Cake with fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries or raspberries. The natural sweetness of the berries paired with the caramel flavor of the cake will tantalize your taste buds without compromising your healthy eating habits.

For those who enjoy a good cup of tea or coffee, consider pairing your cake with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea or freshly brewed French press coffee. Both tea and coffee serve as a great complement to the sweet and rich flavors in the cake.

If you want to get creative, slice your pound cake into thick slices and toast them lightly for breakfast. Because who wouldn’t want to start their day with deliciousness? You can also add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top for an extra punch of flavor.

When it comes to pairing alcohol with Caramel Pound Cake, medium-bodied wines such as Merlot or Zinfandel pairs perfectly with this dessert. Alternatively, you can indulge yourself in some whiskey or rum for an equally tasty experience.

There are endless ways to serve and pair this Southern classic Caramel Pound Cake! So don’t be afraid to get creative and try out new combinations. After all, life is too short not to eat dessert first!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Here's your answer to the perfect afternoon tea treat: caramel pound cake - absolutely irresistible!
Here’s your answer to the perfect afternoon tea treat: caramel pound cake – absolutely irresistible!

One of the best things about this caramel pound cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, stored, and reheated to enjoy later.

To make ahead, simply bake the cake as directed in the recipe, then allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When ready to serve, remove the cake from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before slicing and serving. If desired, you can also reheat the cake slices in the microwave or oven for a few seconds to warm it up.

For longer storage, you can freeze the caramel pound cake. After baking and cooling, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to two months.

When ready to eat, let the cake thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Then bring the cake to room temperature before serving. You can also reheat individual slices in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

As for storing any leftover cake, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to five days. The moistness of this cake will ensure it stays fresh for a while.

Overall, making this delicious caramel pound cake in advance is perfect when planning for events or simply when you’re craving something sweet that you can store away for later.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You'll go weak at the knees when you try this luxurious and indulgent caramel pound cake.
You’ll go weak at the knees when you try this luxurious and indulgent caramel pound cake.

Now that you’ve got your ingredients settled, let’s talk about some helpful tips to achieve the perfect result with this Caramel Pound Cake Recipe.

1. Let the Ingredients Reach Room Temperature

To make a flawless caramel pound cake, it’s essential to have all of your ingredients at room temperature, especially butter and eggs. Buttery flavor is the hallmark of a Southern-style pound cake, so ensure your butter has plenty of time to soften at room temperature before using it. This can take several hours, and if you’re in a rush, place it on the counter for about an hour.

2. Thoroughly Cream Butter and Sugar Together

It would be best if you had an electric mixer for this step since a manual mixing by hand can’t produce a perfect blend of sugar and butter. After the first step, add brown and white sugars to the softened butter and whip them together until blended well. You want soft peaks here; overbeating will give you airy cake pocked with holes while no beating enough will cause grains in your cake.

3. Don’t Overmix When Adding Flour

Pound cake demands careful handling for light crumbs instead of heavy ones. The mixture needs time to combine just enough for air pockets that create aerated crumbs as it bakes. By stirring too much when adding flour, you will collapse the air pockets the recipe depends on for its signature texture.

4. Use Right-Sized Pan

Choosing the correct size pan is critical when making any cake. Too small, and your batter will overflow producing an unevenly cooked cake. At the same time, too big will produce a thin layer of cake that may dry out quickly in the oven. For this moist Caramel Pound Cake Recipe, I recommend using at least a 10 inch or bundt pan.

5. Avoid Overbaking

Our Caramel Pound Cake Recipe requires around 60-75 minutes cooking time at 325-350℉. At this range and time, you can achieve a perfectly Golden top. Check with a toothpick around the hour mark as releasing from the sides of the pan is not enough. The toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the center.

Follow these tips, and you’re certain to be rewarded with a delicious Caramel Pound Cake that’ll satisfy your sweet craving.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Caramel Pound Cake recipe is a delicious treat that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are celebrating a special event or just want to enjoy a sweet indulgence, this recipe is here to make your day better. With its rich and creamy texture, it will satisfy your cravings while also leaving you feeling satisfied and content.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up the ingredients on the list and give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed! And don’t forget to pair it with a nice cup of coffee or tea to complete the experience.

Just remember to follow the instructions closely and take advantage of the substitutions and variations. In no time, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your new baking skills – all thanks to this amazing Caramel Pound Cake recipe.

So go ahead and start baking! You won’t regret it.

Caramel Pound Cake

Caramel Pound Cake Recipe

This a family favorite and always a hit with friends!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Weeknight
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 868.8kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  • Cream together 1cup butter or margarine, shortening, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Sift 2 1/2 cups of the flour and baking powder.
  • Add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture.
  • Stir 1/2 cup flour with the chopped pecans, then fold into the batter.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let stand in pan 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • To Make Frosting: In a small saucepan, beat 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, butter or margarine, and milk together.
  • Bring to a rolling boil, and cook for one minute.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  • Cool, then beat until thickened.
  • Add a little milk if it too thick.
  • Spread on cake.
  • Makes 10 inch tube cake.


Serving: 222g | Calories: 868.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 118.7g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18.9g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 252.8mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 91.3g

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