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Toffee Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake

This Brown Sugar Pound Cake is amazingly moist bursting with sweet toffee bits, crunchy pecans and rich creamy caramel in every bite! The cake itself is rich, moist, and decadent and the homemade caramel sauce is out of this world delicious - seriously the best you will ever make or try. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 46 minutes
Servings 12 -16 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups (24 TBS) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 8 oz. bag of toffee bits (I use Heath Bits O' Brickle Toffee Bits)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 Recipe Easy Creamy Caramel Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and generously spray all surfaces of a 12 cup nonstick bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray WITH FLOUR*, OR grease and flour the inside. Set aside.
  • Beat the butter until creamy then add sugars, beating until fluffy (no less than 3 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just the yellow disappears after each egg.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, alternately with milk in between each third. Beat until just combined. Stir in toffee bits and pecans then spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake until a wood pick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean, 75 - 90 minutes (wide range due to different pan colors/shapes). You may need to cover the top of the cake with foil near the end of cooking time to prevent excess browning.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Spoon caramel over cake and devour. (Slices are exponentially more delicious if heated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or heat a plate of slices for 30 seconds.)
  • IF MAKING AHEAD: I suggest keeping the cake and caramel separate. Reheat the caramel just until warm. Working in batches, add slices of cake to plate and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds then drizzle with caramel.


For a perfect cake every time, it is important that your nonstick cooking spray contains flour, like this one. *This is not an affiliate link, just important for the recipe!