Marsha Gardner Recipe

Butter Pecan Cake

By Marsha Gardner mrdick1950


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings

Marsha's Story

I am always looking for ways to use the pecans that we have growing in our yard. This is a wonderful cake with Butter Pecan Frosting.

Ingredients

CAKE
3 Tbsp
butter
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1 1/3 c
pecans, chopped
2/3 c
butter, softened
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1 1/3 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
2/3 c
milk
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
BUTTER PECAN FROSTING
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
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3 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
plus 1 teaspoon milk
3/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
reserved pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 9"x13" pan in 350-degree oven. When butter is melted add pecans and toast for 10 minutes. Cool
2
Cream butter, in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy and sugar is dissolved.
3
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
5
Stir in vanilla and 1 cups pecans, chopped; reserving remaining pecans for the frosting.
6
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350-degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool cake 10 minutes in pan. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
7
FROSTING:
Cream butter; add sugar, milk and vanilla. beating until light and fluffy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes