My son-in-law requested a brown sugar pound cake for his birthday. I found one on the Serious Eats website. This recipe is simple to get mixed together and into the oven. I love to bake pound cakes, and I'm thrilled to add this one to my virtual recipe box.
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
16 oz. light brown sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.
Add sugars and cream again. Turn the mixer on high and run for a few minutes. The batter will lighten in color.
Add eggs one at a time and stir until just incorporated.
Sift dry ingredients and add alternatively with milk and vanilla mixture. Add nuts.
Spray tube or Bundt pan with Baker's Joy spray. Pour in batter and bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours, or until the top of the cake is set. Let cake cool in pan 20 minutes or so.