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Pecan Pound Cake – Praline Sauce

Pecan Pound Cake – Praline Sauce

This Pecan Pound Cake – Praline Sauce is one of the best pound cakes you will ever eat.

My family’s favorite cake is Caleb’s Comfort Pound Cake.  Caleb is my special needs son.  I started baking with him before he could walk.  Baking was a fun activity to help Caleb with his memory.  He is now 17 years old, and he has baked a lot of pound cakes. Recently, we were planning on baking a pound cake.  Caleb’s twin brother Casey asked if I could put pecans in it and fix my praline sauce to put on top of the cake.  It sounded great, and I could not believe we had never tried it.  Casey’s Pecan Pound Cake with Praline Sauce turn out so delicious.  

I often get asked “What is the secret to your pound cake”?  We have been baking pound cakes over 15 years and finally arrived at this super moist and delicious pound cake.  Some people use sour cream, buttermilk, butter, and shortening.  I use a combination of all of these products.  This pound cake is always super moist and really does not need a topping, but this praline sauce is Outstanding.  It is perfect on this Pecan Pound Cake, Caleb’s Pound Cake, Pumpkin Bread, or ice cream.

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Pecan Pound Cake – Praline Sauce
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • ½ cup butter flavoring shortening.
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 5 eggs one
  • ¾ cup of sour cream.
  • Add 1 TB butter flavoring
  • 2 TB pure vanilla extract.
  • add 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  1. With an electric mixer, cream together 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened and ½ cup butter flavoring shortening.
  2. Add 3 cups of sugar to the creamed butter and shortening. This is an important step. Cream these ingredients for 3 to 5 minutes until it is nice and fluffy. See Picture.
  3. Add 5 eggs one at a time just until the egg yolks disappear. About 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Blend in ¾ cup of sour cream.
  5. Add 1 TB butter flavoring (or lemon or almond) and 2 TB pure vanilla extract.
  6. Next, add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.
  7. Alternate the 3 cups all-purpose flour with ¾ cup buttermilk just until blended.
  8. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  9. Preheat oven 325 degrees
  10. Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow the cake to completely cool about 20 to 30 minutes.
Praline Sauce
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  1. Bring butter, brown sugar and heavy cream to a boil in a heavy sauce pan.
  2. Stir constantly for one minute.
  3. Remove from stove and stir in pecans and vanilla.

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22 Responses to Pecan Pound Cake – Praline Sauce

  1. Mary,

    I love pound cakes and it sounds like you do too. I hope you enjoy this Praline sauce on it. It is really popular in New Orleans where we lived for several years. I finally got smart enough to try it on my pound cake. It is also extremely yummy on pumpkin bread and ice cream.

    If you try it, let me know what you think.
    Blessings and thank you so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread,
    Diane Roark
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  2. This cake looks scrumptious, but when I save it to my ZipList Recipe Box, the picture does not come up with it. Can you fix that so those of us that are using ZipList can show the picture in our recipe box?

  3. This cake look delicious and I want to make it for my husband. I notice in the picture the sauce is on the side. Is there any reason I couldn’t pour it over the cake? Thanks!

    • Shawnnetta,

      This cake is truly delicious. This praline sauce is too. I like to heat the sauce up and add it hot on each piece of cake, but I do not see any reason why you could not just add the sauce to the whole cake.

      I hope this helps and you get a chance to try this cake.

      Diane Roark

  4. This looks heavenly! Love pecans and who doesn’t love cake.
    I’m visiting from UBP#14.
    I’ve been on your site before, but not sure I’ve ever commented.
    Have a “delicious” day,
    Gail (Bible Love Notes)
    P.S. I’ll be pinning this later : )

  5. Hi Diane, this sounds like a winner. We have a Sunday School Social once a month.
    I will be trying this real soon! You know what southerners like!!
    I enjoy your blog recipes and pictures. Keep up the good work.

  6. Hi Diane, This sounds like a winner! We have a Sunday School social once a month and I will be trying this sometime soon. You know how southerners think!!!

    • Teresa,

      Thank you so much. This cake is really moist and delicious. The Praline Sauce is soooo good. We eat it on ice cream too.
      I hope you are doing well. I pray God is blessings you and your great blog. I will visit soon.
      Diane Roark

  7. Oh My !! I just found it with the Pumpkin Bread…..Opps should have looked around more before posting. I love your site and these fantastic recipes 😉

  8. I’m making the Pound Cake now, BUT Where is the Praline Sauce recipe ???? Gotta have it, looks wonderful.

  9. Looks so delicious and I love praline sauce here, so will need to try, because pound cake is easy enough to make and then a simple praline sauce on top sounds perfect! Thanks Diane and Happy Tuesday now!! :)

    • Janine,

      This pound cake is super soft. I took ingredients over the years from all my favorite recipes to make this super moist and delicious pound cake. The praline sauce is wonderful on it.
      I hope you are having a wonderful week.
      Diane Roark

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