Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Caramel Pound Cake


2 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2.Cream together 1cup butter or margarine, shortening, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

3.Sift 2 1/2 cups of the flour and baking powder. Add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Stir 1/2 cup flour with the chopped pecans, then fold into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.

4.Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Glaze with a praline liqueur/powdered sugar glaze. Sprinkle with chopped pecans when done.

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