Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Penuche Frosting

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Penuche Frosting from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 105 min
  • Ready Time: 165 min
  • Yield: 10 slices



  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (12 oz.) can PET® Evaporated Milk, divided


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation Directions

  • For Pound Cake: HEAT oven to 300°F. Coat 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with no-stick cooking spray. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  • BEAT brown sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add half the flour mixture, 1 cup evaporated milk and remaining flour mixture, mixing after each addition, beating on low speed just until blended. Spread in prepared pan.
  • BAKE 1 3/4 to 2 hours until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • For Penuche Frosting: MELT butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining evaporated milk. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour into medium bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cool 10 minutes. Gradually beat in powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Drizzle over sliced pound cake. Sprinkle with pecans.

PET is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC, used by permission.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/10 of cake), Calories 660 (Calories from Fat 270), Total Fat 31g (Saturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 1g), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carbohydrate 90g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 64g), Protein 8g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 20%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.