Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Craving a sweet and nutty treat? Look no further than this scrumptious butter pecan pound cake. With toasted pecans and a rich glaze, this cake is a delightful indulgence for your sweet tooth.


For the Cake:

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 sticks butter (room temperature)
  • 5 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pound cake extract
  • 2 cups toasted pecans

For the Thick Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tsp half and half


  1. Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth (about 3-7 minutes).
  2. Slowly add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and pound cake extracts.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour.
  5. Stir in the chopped toasted pecans.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased tube pan.
  7. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 10 minutes, checking after 45 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes before transferring it to a cake plate.
  9. To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, and half and half until smooth. Pour this luscious glaze over the cooled cake.
  10. Enjoy this delightful treat and don’t forget to share it with friends and family!

Remember to tightly cover your cake to keep it from drying out. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a sweet indulgence for yourself, this Butter Pecan Pound Cake is a delightful addition to any dessert menu.

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