Who doesn’t love a good brown sugar cake? It’s the perfect combination of warm and sweet, with a delicious flavor of brown sugar to top things off.
From its soft texture and inviting aroma to its rich flavor that lingers long enough on your tongue, this decadent dessert is sure to be a hit.
Whether you’re a born baker or someone who likes easy recipes that require minimal effort but significant results, making your brown sugar cake has never been easier! Read ahead for our tried-and-true guide to creating the ultimate homemade masterpiece.
What kind of brown sugar should I use?
Brown sugar comes in two main varieties—light brown and dark brown—so which one should you use for your cake? Generally speaking, light brown sugar lends itself better to creamier recipes like frostings and icings because of its milder taste. Dark brown sugar has a more robust flavor and works well in denser recipes like spiced cakes or moist gingerbreads. So when it comes to making your brown sugar cake, either type can work but light brown sugar will give you a more subtle result, while dark brown sugar will give your cake more depth of flavor.
What Are Some Different Variations of Brown Sugar Cake?
There are lots of different variations of brown sugar cake! Some versions use ingredients like applesauce or yogurt to create a moist texture; others add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor; and still, others include nuts or dried fruit for a crunchy texture and added sweetness. The possibilities are endless!
Can I Make Brown Sugar Cake Without an Oven?
Yes! You can make brown sugar cake without an oven if you have access to a stovetop. All you need to do is prepare your batter in a greased pan over low-medium heat on the stovetop until it’s golden brown on both sides. This method takes longer than an oven, but it still produces delicious results!
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Brown Sugar Cake
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Granulated sugar for dusting
- 1(18-ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 1(3½-ounce) box instantvanilla flavor pudding and pie filling
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
- Grease a 10-inch Bundt cake pan with cooking spray generously and sprinkle pan withgranulated sugar.
- In large bowl, add the cake mix, pudding mix,eggs, water and oil and with an electric mixer, whisk on medium speed untilwell combined.
- Add brown sugar and pecans and mix until well combined.
- Place the mixture into the prepared cake pan evenly.
- Bake for about 1 hour.
- Remove the cake pan from oven and place ontoa wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Then invert the cake onto the wire rack tocool completely.
- Cut the cake into desired-sized slices and serve.