Brown Sugar Cake with Buttery Brown Sugar Sauce

The recipe title says it all--rich buttery brown sugar flavor, mmm.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16

Cake

2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups packed light brown sugar
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter, softened
4
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup milk

Sauce

1
cup butter
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
2
tablespoons milk
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and side of 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube cake) pan with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, the granulated sugar and softened butter with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed about 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in flour mixture alternately with 3/4 cup milk on low speed until smooth. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat sauce ingredients except vanilla to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Serve warm sauce with cake.

Expert Tips

For the best flavor, use butter instead of margarine in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
225),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.