Brown-Sugar Pound Cake with Vanilla Glaze



Serves 12

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 571
Fat 25 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 81 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Sodium 240 mg


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 sticks (3/4 lb.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pound light brown sugar
5 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan or Bundt pan.

2. Make cake: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low; alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, starting and ending with flour.

3. In a dry bowl, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until whites form stiff peaks. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites. Transfer batter to pan.

4. Bake 75 to 85 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake stand in pan 10 minutes, invert onto wire rack; let cool.

5. Make glaze: Mix sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Spoon glaze atop cake.