Butter Pecan Cake

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3 Tbsp butter
1 1/3 c pecans, chopped
2/3 c butter, softened
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
3 Tbsp butter, softened
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon milk
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
reserved pecans

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Marsha Gardner Recipe
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Florala, AL (pop. 1,980)
Member Since Aug 2012
Marsha's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 9"x13" pan in 350-degree oven. When butter is melted add pecans and toast for 10 minutes. Cool
Cream butter, in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy and sugar is dissolved.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Stir in vanilla and 1 cups pecans, chopped; reserving remaining pecans for the frosting.
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.
Cream butter; add sugar, milk and vanilla. beating until light and fluffy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost cake.

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user Judy Steward outinthecountry - Aug 26, 2012
Love the looks of this cake! Can't wait to try!!
user Marsha Gardner mrdick1950 - Aug 26, 2012
Let me know when you do!
user Judy Steward outinthecountry - Aug 26, 2012
thanks I will
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Aug 28, 2012
I love Butter Pecan Ice Cream and I know I will love this too. Thank you for posting it. It really does look divine and scrumptious. I can't wait to make it. Thanks so much Marsha.
user Marsha Gardner mrdick1950 - Aug 28, 2012
You are most welcome Rose Mary. I have been so excited since I found this site. It is making me go back into the past and bringing old recipes into the present. Hope you enjoy the cake as my family does.

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