Butter Pecan Cake

LilithaV Rose Moran


I took this from a recipe I pinched but made it as my own and turned out delicious.


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6 - 12
30 Min
35 Min


  • 2/3 c
    butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 2
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    ready roasted butter pecans(1 cup will be used for the frosting)

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter or margarine softened
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar (powdered/icing sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp

How to Make Butter Pecan Cake


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup toasted pecans.(The remainder of the pecans will be used for the frosting).
  3. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8"round baking pans or in my case, I used 1 8x8 square baking pan(pyrex). Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Once finished let it cool down for about 10 mins. Once cooled remove from pan(s)onto wire rack or heat proof plate to cool completely then frost.
  5. For Frosting:
    Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add milk and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add additional milk if needed. Stir in 1 cup of the ready toasted pecans(I usually like to crush them 1st). Spread between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.

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About Butter Pecan Cake

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

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