Sunday, November 07, 2010

Brown Sugar Cake

This cake is made with dark brown sugar. So far I think this is the first butter cake I made using dark brown sugar and I was pretty satisfied with the outcome. The brown sugar gives the cake a rich, buttery, caramel like flavor, almost like butterscotch. The cake taste even better the next day.


2 stick/226 gram/1 cup butter
1 ¾ cups dark brown sugar
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 eggs
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried cranberry

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and line an 8” round baking pan or loaf pan.
2. Sift all the dry ingredients and set it aside. In another mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add in the vanilla.
3. Add in flour mixture in 3 batches and alternate it with milk. Mix well. Lastly fold in the walnuts and dried cranberry. Mix well. Pour into baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
4. Remove the cake from oven and let the cake cool completely on wire rack before cutting into it.


3 hungry tummies said...

What a perfectly baked cake!

Swee San said...

Brown sugar has more water content, hence making the cake more moist and yum than regular sugar! nice..

Bakericious said...

looks good! I have a packet of dark brown sugar, should make use of it to bake this cake.

WendyinKK said...

I saw this cake few weeks back too, and have bookmarked it. But it was without fruit and nuts. I guess with fruit and nuts, it sure taste much better.

shaz said...

Yum, I love brown sugar. I've baked many cakes and often say to myself, must make one with brown sugar but never actually done it yet! This is giving me the inspiration :) Thanks for entering the giveaway!

ann low said...

Nice cake with brown sugar. I would like to bake this cake in Christmas with mixed fruits in it.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Looks very flavorful and intense looking cake. Using brown sugar would yield a much deeper taste then normal cake, nice!

Cheah said...

Lovely cake, but so far have only tried baking cakes with soft brown sugar. Need to look for dark brown sugar now!

Elin Chia said...

I like to use dark brown sugar too...not too sweet and it is more aromatic than the white ones. Different texture too :) mmmm mouth-watering already :)

ICook4Fun said...

3 hungry tummies, thank you.

Swee San, thanks for the info.

Jess, yes you should as dark brown sugar tend to get hard over the time.

Wendy, I like to add fruits and nuts to my cake.

Shaz, you are welcome and hope I am lucky enough to win something :)

Anncoo, yes it will be great for christmas.

Bee bee, I like the smell of brown sugar.

cheah, I usually bake with dark brown sugar for more in depth molasses flavor.

Elin, yes their are really aromatic.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely cake! I like to use dark brown sugar in my bakes too. :)

Debbie said...

This looks delicious and I love the addition of cranberries. I'll have to put this in my to try folder!!!

Ping said...

This is a very healthy alternative.....indeed