Brandy Pecan Cake

Brandy Pecan Cake

Brandy Pecan Cake


Makes one 10-inch tube cake


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
5 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brandy
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
Brandy Glaze
Pecan halves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously grease and flour 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Beat together butter and sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and brandy.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into prepared pan, spreading evenly to edges.
  4. Bake 65 to 70 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (Surface will appear slightly wet.)
  5. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen edges and remove to rack to cool completely.
  6. Prepare Brandy Glaze.
  7. Drizzle cake with Brandy Glaze. Garnish, if desired. Store tightly covered.

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