Butter Pecan Cake

Marsha Gardner


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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3 Tbsp
1 1/3 c
pecans, chopped
2/3 c
butter, softened
1 1/3 c
2 large
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
2/3 c
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

How to Make Butter Pecan Cake


  • 1Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 9"x13" pan in 350-degree oven. When butter is melted add pecans and toast for 10 minutes. Cool
  • 2Cream butter, in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy and sugar is dissolved.
  • 3Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 4Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • 5Stir in vanilla and 1 cups pecans, chopped; reserving remaining pecans for the frosting.
  • 6Pour 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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About Butter Pecan Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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