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Pecan Praline Pound Cake

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Looking for a unique holiday treat to serve after holiday meals?

Or possibly to wrap and give as tasty presents this season?

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I thought you might be. Today’s Pecan Praline Pound Cake is a show-stopper at the dinner table, and can be easily packaged and carted around (or shipped) for edible gifts.

There’s nothing like a buttery pound cake to usher in the holiday spirit!

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I used my favorite classic pound cake recipe, yet substituted brown sugar for the granulated sugar to give it a deeper richness of flavor.

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Then I simmered an easy pecan praline topping that is poured over the pound cakes, giving them a crumbly crusty nut finish.

Buttery-sweet and crunchy on top. Dense and tender below. The perfect pound cake combo!

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You can wrap each Pecan Praline Pound Cake in cellophane to give away. Gift them in a decorative loaf pan.

Or offer them with a lovely wooden cutting board like those seen in today’s post from Shop Dog USA.

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These stunning cutting boards are custom-made by a master woodworker here in the mountains of North Carolina and can be used as cheese boards, charcuterie boards, and foraging boards.

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They come in all different shapes and sizes. The smaller sizes are perfect for gifting with a Pecan Praline Pound Cake on top.

Check them out on Instagram and Facebook at @ShopDogUSA!

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Pecan Praline Pound Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Decadent Pecan Praline Pound Cake Recipe with crusty pecan topping. It's the prefect edible gift or holiday dessert for family gatherings.
Servings: 1 loaf



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray two 9 X 5 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place 3 sticks butter and 2 1/2 cups brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl, then mix in the eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, salt and baking powder. Slowly add in the flour. Scrape the bowl, then beat until smooth.
  • Divide the batter into the two loaf pans. Bake for 65-80 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes on clean. Cool in pans for 1o minutes. Then flip out onto a cooling rack.
  • Once the cakes are out of the oven, place the remaining 1 stick of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 1/4 cup milk in a small sauce pot. Heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a low boil. Boil for 4-5 minutes, then remove from heat and whisk in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth, then stir in the pecan pieces.
  • While the praline mixture is still warm, pour it over the top of both pound cakes. Allow them to cool to room temperature before cutting or wrapping.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 816kcal, Carbohydrates: 108g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 354mg, Potassium: 258mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 74g, Vitamin A: 1110IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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10 comments on “Pecan Praline Pound Cake”

  1. This cake looks so delicious! I love a good ol’fashioned pound cake but this pecan topping takes it to another level. Yum! 

  2. DROOOL, DROOOL ,DROOOL. Can’t wait to make this!

  3. <3 I will be making these, I have saved the recipe, thank you :)

  4. That praline topping is making my mouth water!

  5. WOW- this looks incredible- especially that topping!

  6. Delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing this!

  7. This looks like a perfect recipe for the holidays!

  8. I certainly enjoy me some pound cake and this topping looks fantastic.What a way to change up a classic.

  9. I am so into that praline topping!

  10. This cake looks amazing!!!