Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

Dark brown sugar cake
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  • Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 90 mins
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings

Dark muscovado sugar will make a dark, delicious brown sugar pound cake, or use any light or dark brown sugar.

Dust this cake with sifted powdered sugar or top with a vanilla glaze or caramel glaze.


  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sour cream (light or regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan or tube cake pan. Heat oven to 325 F.

  2. Cream sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

  3. Sift together the cake flour and salt into a separate bowl.

  4. In a third, smaller bowl, combine the sour cream and baking soda.

  5. Blend dry ingredients into the creamed mixture a little at a time, alternating additions with the sour cream and baking soda mixture, ending with the flour mixture.

  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden pick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.

  7. Cool in pan or rack for 10 minutes.

  8. Invert onto a serving plate and cool completely.

  9. Drizzle with a glaze or dust with powdered sugar.