Dawn Hammond Recipe

Butter Pecan Cake

By Dawn Hammond Grandy

Recipe Rating:
 68 Ratings
Cooking Method:

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is one of the best cakes I have ever had!  It was so good in fact, that I had to get it out of the house so I would not eat it all!  I did, however, add ½ cup more pecans so that I would have some for the icing.   Also, if you prefer thick icing (like I do) you might want to double the icing recipe.


3 Tbsp
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1 c
pecans, chopped
2/3 c
butter, softened
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1 c
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
2/3 c
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
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3 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
vanilla extract
pecans, toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; stir in pecans and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; cool.
Cream softened butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and 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 milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Stir in vanilla and 1 cup pecans, reserving remaining pecans for Butter Pecan Frosting.
Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cakepans; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool layers in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.
Spread top and sides of cooled cake with Butter Pecan Frosting - Yield: one 2-layer cake.
Butter Pecan Frosting: Cream butter; add sugar, milk and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
Stir in reserved toasted pecans - Yield: enough frosting for one 2-layer cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Steve Young HotDill - Nov 18, 2009
    Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it!
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    Jacqueline Kingeter kitchen - Dec 14, 2009
    I know Grandy and if she says they are good-they are!
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    Diana Collins dianacno1 - Dec 22, 2009
    one of my favorites, may try this this christmas!!....
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    Rosealee Belzer gypsybird - Dec 23, 2009
    If it taste as good as it looks. I'm sure it will become one of my favorite's. Funny the first recipe I pick, is from the same town my Mother and Father got married in. You might know some of my family that still lives in that area and around Ind. "Belzer and Thompson" I was also born in Lebanon, Ind.
    Can't wait to try this one.
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    Dinah Fox TexasMeme - Jan 14, 2010
    Cake sounds delicious. I intend to try it, but is the 2 "cans" of all purpose flour a typo? Should it read 2 cups?