Brown Sugar Pound Cake


For the cake:
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the optional glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 _ Preheat your oven to 350° F. Butter and flour a 9-inch loaf pan. In a stand mixer or bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until very light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. 

2 _ Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each one. Add in the vanilla and mix to combine.

3 _ In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

4 _ Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, beating until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smooth the top, and bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

5 _ While the cake cools, whisk together all of the glaze ingredients (add more milk, depending on how thin you want the glaze to be). Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack, and drizzle the glaze over the top. Wait for the glaze to set before slicing and serving the cake.