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Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Butter Pecan Pound Cake Recipe

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  • Total Time: 100 minutes (plus cooling)
  • Yield: 1 pound cake 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Butter Pecan Pound Cake is a sumptuous dessert that marries the rich flavors of butter and the nutty crunch of pecans in a moist, dense cake, finished with a butter pecan glaze.


  • Pound Cake:
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Butter Pecan Glaze:
    • ½ cup unsalted butter
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare a bundt or loaf pan by greasing and flouring.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla.
  3. Mix dry ingredients separately, then combine with the butter mixture alternately with milk. Fold in pecans.
  4. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 70-80 minutes. Let cool.
  5. For the glaze, melt butter, add sugar and cream, boil, then simmer for 3-5 minutes. Off heat, add vanilla and pecans.
  6. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.


  • Serve at room temperature for best texture.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 80 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 520
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Protein: 6g