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Pecan Pound Cake with Praline Sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Praline Pound Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, cake, cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, dessert, desserts, cupcakes, pecan cake, pound cake
Calories: 6369kcal


  • pound cake pan



  • With an electric mixer, cream together 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened and ½ cup butter flavoring shortening.
  • 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.
  • Add five eggs one at a time just until the egg yolks disappear. About 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Blend in a ¾ cup of sour cream.
  • Add 1 TB butter flavoring (or lemon or almond) and 2 TB pure vanilla extract.
  • Next, add one teaspoon salt and one teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.
  • Alternate the 3 cups all-purpose flour with ¾ cup buttermilk just until blended.
  • Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • Preheat oven 325 degrees
  • Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow the cake to cool completely about 20 to 30 minutes.


FOR A THICKER SAUCE:  Add 1 tablespoon of corn syrup.


Calories: 6369kcal | Carbohydrates: 961g | Protein: 99g | Fat: 239g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Cholesterol: 928mg | Sodium: 2993mg | Potassium: 2995mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 629g | Vitamin A: 2615IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 851mg | Iron: 29mg