Golden Delight: Butter Pecan Pound Cake Perfection

1. Introduction

Indulge in a slice of heaven with our Butter Pecan Pound Cake – a delightful blend of rich buttery flavor and crunchy pecans. Perfect for both cozy family gatherings and elegant dinner parties, this cake stands as a testament to the timeless charm of classic baking. With every bite, you’ll savor the marriage of simple ingredients evolving into a luxurious dessert. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe promises a rewarding experience and a delicious outcome. Let’s embark on this sweet culinary journey together!

2. Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

3. Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

4. How to Prepare

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 60-70 minutes
  • Total time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

6. Servings

  • This recipe yields one 10-inch pound cake, serving approximately 12 people.

7. FAQs

Q: Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted? A: Yes, but reduce the added salt to a pinch.

Q: How long can I store this cake? A: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Q: Can I add frosting to this cake? A: Absolutely! A simple glaze or cream cheese frosting pairs wonderfully.

Q: Can I use a different type of nut? A: Yes, walnuts or almonds can be used as a substitute for pecans.

Q: Is this cake freezer-friendly? A: Yes, wrap it well and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight before serving.

8. Conclusion

Our Butter Pecan Pound Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors and textures that comfort and delight. The buttery, nutty aroma filling your kitchen as it bakes is only a hint of the joy this cake brings to each bite. It’s a versatile treat, perfect for any season or occasion. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea on a quiet afternoon or as a show-stopping end to a festive dinner, this cake promises to be a cherished addition to your recipe collection. Bake, share, and relish the simple pleasures of a homemade Butter Pecan Pound Cake!