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Caramel Pecan Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling

Makes

16 servings

My state is known for the delicious pecans it produces, so this recipe definitely represents Georgia. The pecan flavor comes through nicely in this cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Fresh fruit, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in pecans.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with fruit if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 436 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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