Beat sugars and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add oil, and beat until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Caramel Frosting.
I added 1 cup of chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and added 1/4 cup real maple syrup to 3/4 cup milk. I omitted the caramel frosting. Wow this was good!
To make in two 6-cup bundt pans, bake for 50 minutes.
This was good and very moist, but way too sweet even without the icing. I made it for my mom's birthday, but not a single person finished their slice. I thought maybe I did something wrong, but I followed the recipe exactly. The icing by itself is really good. I think I will make the icing for another cake that is not quite so sweet to balance it out.
I made this cake for my husband's birthday because he likes caramel. I'm not sure this icing really counds as caramel - maybe more like praline? But it is good and the cake got rave reviews and requests for seconds. I used a bundt pan. My oven only took 1 hour before the top was getting very dark. The icing recipe makes A LOT! Probably only need about half that much. It completely covered the cake, filled the hole of the bundt cake and ran off the sides of the platter!
This pound cake is WONDERFUL ! Four different people had the same reaction "OMG... this is Soooo good... it begs for a cup of coffee!" I'm making it to give away for Christmas gifts. The first batch of frosting, I thought I could whisk - not a good idea. You have to use your electric mixer and beat for a good 7-9 minutes in order to get the thickened consistency that will harden as it sits on the cake. It really is a recipe worth trying.
OMG!!! I can't bake (according to anyone who knows me) but I saw a similar cake on the best thing I ever ate so i decided to try this one. I used 2 cups of light brown sugar and added pecans to the batter. My family says it is very good, it is moist and not heavy tasting. I used the recipe for the frosting and i must have done something wrong because it wasn't overly thick and i added chopped pecans to the frosting. It was easy to drizzle on the cake and even had plenty left over to warm up and pipe on the bottom of the plate and place cake over it YUM!!!!