Grandma Barbie's Famous Butter Pecan Cake & Icing Recipe

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Grandma Barbie's Famous Butter Pecan Cake & Icing

Candace Lemings

By
@mrsCLemings

In the yard of the house I grew up in and my parents still live in there is a 100 year old pecan tree, (it is HUGE) it produces gallons and gallons of pecans every year and my mother "Grandma Barbie" to my daughter, nieces and nephews, has become an expert at cooking with pecans! This recipe is best when fresh pecans are used ;)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-10
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

2/3 c
butter, softened
1 1/3 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
2/3 c
milk
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
pecans, chopped and toasted

ICING

3 Tbsp
butter, softened
3 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
milk
3/4 tsp
vanilla
1/3 c
pecans, chopped and toasted

TOASTING NUTS: FOR 1 1/3 C. NUTS USE 3 TBSP. MELTED BUTTER: POUR BUTTER INTO BAKING PAN; STIR IN NUTS. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 10 MINUTES, STOPPING TO STIR TWICE. LET COOL. NUTS ARE READY TO BE USED IN RECIPES OR EATEN AS IS.

Step-By-Step

1ICING: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
2Add milk and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy. Add additional milk if needed.
3Stir in toasted pecans (you may reserve a small amount to sprinkle on top of your finished cake if desired).
4CAKE: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
5Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
6Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add this to the cream mixture alternately with milk.
7Stir in vanilla and toasted pecans.
8Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8" round pans.
9Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
10Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pans. Then let cool completely.
11Shave top off of one of the cakes to make it level.
12Spread icing over top of leveled cake and place second cake on top of it.
13Ice the entire 2-layer cake.
14Sprinkle toasted pecans on top, enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom