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Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated on March 9, 2017

I have made this fabulous Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting many times over the years. The brown sugar gives it a caramel like flavor that pairs so well with the pecans and delicious cream cheese frosting.

It makes an elegant cake that anyone would be proud to serve to their guest or give as a gifts to friends or family.

Pound cakes are one of my favorite cakes to make and they freeze so well.

Brown Sugar Pound Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown Sugar Pound Cake
Brown Sugar Pound Cake | Source


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-16 ounce brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and shortening; cream together.
  4. Add brown and granulated sugar gradually; beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
  6. In another medium size bowl combine flour and baking powder.
  7. Blend dry ingredients alternately into creamed mixture with milk, beginning and ending with flour, beating well after each addition.
  8. Add vanilla extract and pecans; mix well.
  9. Pour batter into 10-inch tube pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake test done with toothpick.
  11. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  12. When cool completely frost with cream cheese frosting.

Fresh from the oven!

Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Fresh From Oven
Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Fresh From Oven | Source

Making Cream Cheese Frosting, yummy!

Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting | Source

Cream Cheese Frosting


½ cup butter, softened

1-8 ounce cream cheese, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-16 ounce package confectioner’s sugar


Step 1: Combine the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and cream together.

Step 2: Slowly add the confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.

Step 3: Frost cooled cake.


Confectioners sugar, also know as powdered sugar.

I like to decorate the top of cake with pecan halves.

Have a slice it is scrumptious!

Brown Sugar Pound Cake Slice
Brown Sugar Pound Cake Slice | Source

Just Love Using Cream Cheese Frosting!

Cream Cheese Frosting is so delicious on top and in between many cakes, such as, pumpkin, carrot, pound cakes, chocolate and I could go on and on!

You choose Cream Cheese Or Caramel Frosting!

This is another version of the Brown Sugar Pound Cake, it's topped with a scrumptious caramel frosting! You could also make in smaller loaf pans and top with caramel frosting and give for a gift! It will be warmly received!

Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake

Elegant Brown Sugar Cake- Cream Cheese Frosting

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© 2016 Margie Lynn

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      Margie Lynn 7 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Toni I am sure your parents would love this delicious cake! I have made many time and always enjoyed by everyone.

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      Toni 7 months ago from NY

      Oh man- think I just gained a pound looking at that! I love that I typically have these ingredients on hand. Might make this for my parents when I go visit. They'd love this- looks super moist too! :)

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