147.0…Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Drizzle Sauce
Happy New Year!!!! I'm back from my cruise to the Caribbean and ready to get back to normal life! That will include eating healthy, working out and lots of cooking at home. I did bake a cake since I last blogged….it was for Christmas dinner at my brother's house and it was delicious!!!
Brown Sugar Pound Cake (Serves 12-16)
Recipe from Lady Behind the Curtain
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup whole milk
1-8 ounce bag of toffee bits
1 cup pecans, chopped
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Spray a 12 cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour. Set aside.
3. Beat the butter until creamy. Add sugars, beating until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat until just combined. Stir in toffee bits and pecans.
4. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
5. Bake until a wood pick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean, 75 to 85 minutes. Cover top of cake with foil to prevent excess browning if necessary.
6. Let cake cool in pan for 30 minutes.
8. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
9. For caramel drizzle, combine condensed milk and brown sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla.
10. Spoon the caramel over the cake while the caramel is still hot. When cooled, the caramel does somewhat harden.
Our cruise was a lot of fun. We stopped at St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Nassau, Bahamas. We traveled with my husband's large family so there were 31 of us all together! I didn't take any pictures of my food but here is a picture of my husband and I on New Year's Eve:
By the time we got back yesterday, I was ready for vegetables. Not sure how many of them I actually ate while I was away. :) For dinner, we picked up Karl Strauss. I had a Mediterranean salad with grilled chicken. It hit the spot.
After a fabulous sleep in my own bed, I started cleaning up the house (it was a mess since Christmas time). Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa and cheese.
The day has been spent doing laundry, unpacking and putting away all the holiday decorations. Lunch was tuna salad and celery.
It feels good to be eating healthy again!!!
What are your New Year's Resolutions?