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Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze | Grandbaby Cakes
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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake: A luscious and tender pound cake made deliciously sweet with brown sugar and topped with an incredible brown butter glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 504kcal


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and browned until specs appear
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


For the Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and prepare your 10 cup bundt pan with shortening and flour or non-stick baking spray.
  • In your mixer bowl, cream together butter, both sugars and salt on high speed until light and fluffy for 5 minutes.
  • Next add in eggs, one at a time, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Slow mixer to lowest speed and carefully add in flour then add in sour cream and extract and cream until just combined.
  • Pour cake batter into bundt pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist but mostly clean.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert cake onto cooling rack and cool until room temperature.

For the Glaze:

  • Whisk together brown butter, confectioner's sugar and milk.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.



Tips for Brown Butter: Make sure that you watch your brown butter closely as you make it.  You need to make sure that you are allowing it to slowly brown and not end up burning.


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 111mg | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.6mg