I have made this cake many times - it is one of my favorites!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 10-inch tube pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the maple flavoring. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the evaporated milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 70 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Decorate with Brown Sugar Frosting.

  • To make Brown Sugar Frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Cook over low heat, beating until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 65.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 85.7mg; sodium 194.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
Cake is very good but the frosting is wonderful!!!!! It like candy and my kids love it. I will use it for other cakes also. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2007
I was disappointed with this recipe for several reasons. I followed directions exactly making no changes but it still came out rather dry and tough. The strange thing is I baked it for exactly 70 minutes checked it for doneness and then when I sliced into it you could see that it was slighty undercooked. Usually that would make for a moister cake...but not this time. The frosting/glaze was great though (if you like brown-sugar candy you'd like this!). It did not have the texture I was looking for either. Read More
(17)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2007
I was disappointed with this recipe for several reasons. I followed directions exactly making no changes but it still came out rather dry and tough. The strange thing is I baked it for exactly 70 minutes checked it for doneness and then when I sliced into it you could see that it was slighty undercooked. Usually that would make for a moister cake...but not this time. The frosting/glaze was great though (if you like brown-sugar candy you'd like this!). It did not have the texture I was looking for either. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
Cake is very good but the frosting is wonderful!!!!! It like candy and my kids love it. I will use it for other cakes also. Thanks. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2009
While this is a pretty cake and while the frosting is wonderful the cake itself is dry dry dry. 'Nuff said. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
This cake has become a favorite at our house. Easy and proud to say it is a "scratch" cake. My grandchildren love the glaze! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
oh...my...goodness...this icing was to die for. I did not make the cake because I had my own recipe but the icing was so good. I had so many compliments on the icing and how it really complimented the cake. I will always make this icing for my pound cakes now! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2006
Good pound cake recipe. I didn't have maple extract so used vanilla. The cake had a good texture and flavor. The glaze on top was really great. We served with strawberries and whipped cream. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2005
I made this cake without eggs--children are allergic. It came out moist and great. The icing was also good. I would definitely make this cake again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Fantastic recipe! Firm and moist. Everyone loved it. I would definitely make this again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2007
This exact recipe appeared in a magazine I saw last month-I believe it was Southern Cooking or something like it...anyway I wrote it down and made it the same day and it was fabulous. I gave some to all of my "cooking friends" and everyone was VERY pleased. The frosting is great although I thought the recipe made way too much of it and I covered the cake like 3 times with it! I'd scale the frosting back by 1/3 but otherwise a great addition to my recipe box. Read More
(3)
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