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brown sugar pound cake recipe

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake is basically the tasty cousin of a traditional pound cake. The brown sugar changes the flavor of this recipe in all the right ways.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 16 servings
Calories 220


  • 1 cup golden brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a standard sized loaf pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat sugar and butter on high speed until fluffy and fully mixed. You can't over mix it at this point in the recipe. Beat in eggs 1 at a time on low speed. Add vanilla. 
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture, scraping down sides to ensure everything is fully mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set loaf pan on a cooling rack and as soon as the pan is cool enough to handle, remove cake from pan and turn out on rack to cool completely.
  • Top with Sweetened Whipped Cream and fresh fruit, if desired.


Makes one standard sized loaf


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.9mg