Chocolate pecan cake

Alisa Ries

By
@riesy

Found this recipe in a cookbook I had, made some changes here and there. It turned out very yummy. Hope you enjoy.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter or margarine
1/4 c
cocoa
1 c
water
1/2 c
buttermilk
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
sugar
2 c
self rising flour

CHOCOLATE FILLING

PECAN FROSTING

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine first 3 ingredients in saucepan and cook until butter melts.
2
Beat buttermilk, eggs, vanilla until smooth . Mix buttermilk mixture with butter mixture. Add sugar and flour. Beat till blended. Mixture will be thin.
3
Coat 3 8" pans with non-stick spray. Line with wax paper. Pour batter evenly in 3 pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Cool in pans for a few minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely.
4
Spread chocolate filling between layers and on sides chill cake 30 minutes. Pour frosting over top of cake. Let it run down sides.
5
CHOCOLATE FILLING: melt 1package semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/3 cup whipping cream 1/4 stick of butter in microwave. Add about 1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar. Whisk till smooth. Cool and whisk ever so often till is thickens. Spread between cake layers but not on top of cake.
6
FROSTING : In a saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 1cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup whipping cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring often. Let it come to a boil and then time boiling for 1 minute. Remove from heat . Add 1cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk till smooth. Add 1 cup pecans. Stir until thickened...about 2-4 minutes. Pour over top of cake and let it run down sides.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #pecans, #chocolate