Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

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based on 46 reviews
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15 min.
100 min.
12 servings

Impress your family and friends with this delicious, moist cake!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch (10-cup) tube pan and flour with 3 tablespoons flour.

SIFT remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Beat butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add brown sugar gradually and continue beating until light and loose, about 4 to 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1 cup evaporated milk. Stir in rum until just mixed. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Invert onto plate. Dust with powdered sugar prior to serving, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

NOTE: A 10-cup Bundt pan can also be used. Follow recipe above and bake for 50 to 55 minutes.

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Tried this two different ways

I made this the original way first and my family said it was good but my son thought a little dry on the outside. I found it easy enough to make but this was my first pound cake so maybe I didn't do something quite right. The second time I split the batter and put chocolate chips in the middle because I love anything with chocolate chips! Again got a good review from the family but not my best dessert-according to them.

- Robyn Smith from New Park, PA

a bit different

this was about the fifth pound cake I have made. I make a different pound cake every year for christmas, This was very different but it was also good, of course I made a glaze to put over it which made it better. I love to try different kinds of cakes and I will be baking this pound cake again. Thanks again for this site .

- Loraine Miller


So easy and very moist..My family love it... and yes, I will make it again.

- Vicki mullins from Clayton, GA

Great cake

This cake was easy to make and very moist and delicious. Will definitely make it again

- Valerie P from EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This pound cake was one of the most delicious cakes I have ever prepared. I had fresh strawberries and raspberries to serve with this cake. The fresh fruit just enhanced the flavor of this pound cake. I took this cake with us to an evening music festival and it traveled very well. I would highly recommend this pound cake to anyone.

- Terri McPherson from Sandpoint, ID

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 450
  • Calories from Fat: 180
  • Total Fat: 20g (31% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (60% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 105mg (35% of DV)
  • Sodium: 430mg (18% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 64g (21% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 34g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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