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Bama Butter Cake

"Think super moist, dense vanilla cake, studded with pecans, drizzled with a sweet butter sauce. Yep. That's my Bama Butter Cake. And y'all... it's amazing! And yes, this is my take on the classic Kentucky..."

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cup sugar
5 large egg, room temperature
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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