Thursday, March 15, 2012

Caramel Pound Cake with Caramel Sauce

I love a good pound cake. A nice slice of pound cake with a cup of coffee or tea is a good breakfast. My great- grandmother was a great cook and baker and made some of the best pound cakes ever. So this is in honor of  her, unfortunatly I don't have her recipe. But I found a one that came close thanks to Southern Living.

The cake had a great caramel flavor, but I didn't really like the frosting part so I reworked it. That's the great thing about cooking and baking is that you can change the recipes to make them your own. Someone once said that recipes are just guidelines, and that is so true. So don't be afraid to change things up if you want.

Caramel Pound Cake with Caramel Sauce
adapted from Southern Living

1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
5 Large Eggs
3 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Caramel Sauce

1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar (like used dark, but it you choose)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat sugars and butter with an electric mixer on medium.

Next add the oil and beat until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time just until you see the yolk disappear.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Now add to flour alternately with the heavy cream, being sure to start and end with the flour on low speed.

Then with a spatula stir in vanilla, making sure to scrap the bottom of the bowl.

Pour into a tube pan preped with butter and flour. Bake for 1hour and 20 minutes.

After you remove the cake and set it aside to cool make the sauce.

For the Sauce

In a medium sauce pan bring all ingredients except for vanilla to a rapid boil.

Cook for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

With a hand mixer beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

Remove bake from the pan to a large cake plate and pour half sauce over top. Reserving some to pour over individual slices.

This a wonderful and delicious cake to enjoy for breakfast or dessert. I hope you enjoy this recipe for your next potluck or just because it's that good. Be blessed and enjoy.


  1. I was looking for a cake for a friend who has given up chocolate. this is perfect

    1. Also checkout the Snickerdoodle Blondie Recipe. It's a brownie without the Chocolate. Thanks for stopping by.


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