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Brown Sugar Pound Cake


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1- pound box of light brown sugar yes the whole box!
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour


  • Grease a 10-inch tube pan (angel food pan) and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. About 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well in between.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
  • Add the vanilla to the milk and set aside.
  • Alternate the flour and milk mixtures into the electric mixer until all are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 70 -85 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for about 20 minutes in the pan.
  • Then loosen the cake from the pan and turn it out onto a wire rack or plate to cool completely.