Holiday Blog Series: Pecan Pound Cake

Welcome to the first day of our Holiday Blog Series! I’ve teamed up with some great ladies to bring you a weeklong series celebrating recipes, gift-wrap, crafts, wreaths and tablescapes. Most of you know I have a serious sweet tooth. I love, love, love to bake. Every year my Granny gives me a mounding plate of all of her signature-baked goods like Martha Washington balls, peanut butter cups, divinity and peanut brittle. She usually sneaks a piece of pecan pie on the plate as well. To know that she spent so much time in her kitchen baking for our family makes me melt. In addition to all the sweet treats, she also gives me a huge bag of shelled pecans from her pecan grove. It’s a dream gift for a fellow baker. With this in mind, I thought I would share a recipe for Pecan Pound Cake.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened)

2 cups of sugar

5 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans


Pour 2 cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl (I use a stand mixer)


add 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened and cream butter and sugar together on low speed.


Next add in eggs one at a time. Beat until creamy.


 Slowly beat in 2 cups of all-purpose flour, adding ½ cup at a time to the pound cake batter.


Next add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix on low speed until incorporated into the batter.


 Fold in 1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans.


 Pour batter into well-greased and floured tube or bunt cake pan.


Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.

 Remove cake from pan immediately and cool.


 Serve pecan pound cake naked, with seasonal berries or with your favorite glaze.


 We love this with a salted caramel glaze.


 Be sure to check out the other recipes in this series:

2 Bees in a Pod


Concord Cottage

The Altered Past


I can’t wait to see you guys back here tomorrow. We’ll be showcasing our gift-wrapping ideas!

Many blessings,







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  1. CoCo – this looks fabulous! I would love to meet your Granny – she sounds precious. Definitely adding this recipe to my holiday baking list. It sounds delicious and I can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

    1. My Granny is the best! It’s a very dense cake but with the salted caramel sauce on top – it’s amazing! Hope you like it!

  2. OK, Pecan Pound Cake had me hooked and then SALTED. CARAMEL. GLAZE! OMG ~ now I am in a complete SWOON!! Coco, you are truly a baker after my own heart 🙂 Bwg ~~~

    1. I really appreciate it Bobbi thank you! I love to bake and every time I have to run an extra mile I know why ha ha!

  3. Hi Coco, wow this looks so delicious and how fabulous is that, that your granny is still here and cooking up delicious treats!! I got chills reading this and she has a pecan grove too, that is awesome to be able to bake with home grown ingredients too. Can’t wait to try this. have a great day xo Lisa

    1. I think that’s where all my back trouble started by picking up pecans 🙂 She’s a great lady and some of my favorite memories are from being in the kitchen with her!

  4. You had me at salted caramel! This looks soooo good! You’re granny sounds really sweet…like you!

    1. That’s a really kind compliment Angie, thank you! She’s a great lady like you! I know you’re going to love this pound cake I’ll send you my recipe for the salted caramel 🙂

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