Brown Sugar Pound Cake - Carolina Country

Caramel Walnut Pound Cake Originally published October 1970

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Caramel Walnut Pound Cake

Dating back to the 1700s, true pound cake gets its name from the quantity of its ingredients: a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs. This pound cake may not be “true” but keeps well, that is, if you can avoid devouring it!


  • 1¾ stick butter
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box powdered sugar, sifted
  • Walnuts, chopped, for topping



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.

  2. Blend butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, then flour and milk, alternating. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour into the pan and bake one hour and 20 minutes. Let cool.

  3. For the frosting, simmer the butter and brown sugar for two minutes over medium heat while stirring. Add other ingredients and remove from heat. Drizzle on cake. If too stiff, add one tablespoon of hot water. Sprinkle walnuts on top.

Recipe courtesy of

Mrs. Arnold Carter of Ellerbe, a member of Pee Dee Electric

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Comments (2)

  • The recipe doesn't mention baking powder or baking soda. Should this be added?

    Missy Wright |
    October 05, 2023 |

    • No, simple pound cake recipes sometimes rely upon the air that is mixed into the batter during the creaming process for it to rise—a type of physical leavening. Hope it turns out for you!

      Carolina Country |
      October 08, 2023 |

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