Butter Pecan Cake

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Dawn Hammond

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This is one of the best cakes I have ever had!  It was so good in fact, that I had to get it out of the house so I would not eat it all!  I did, however, add ½ cup more pecans so that I would have some for the icing.   Also, if you prefer thick icing (like I do) you might want to double the icing recipe. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 2/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    pecans, toasted

How to Make Butter Pecan Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; stir in pecans and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; cool.
  2. Cream softened butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup pecans, reserving remaining pecans for Butter Pecan Frosting.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cakepans; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
  7. Cool layers in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.
  8. Spread top and sides of cooled cake with Butter Pecan Frosting - Yield: one 2-layer cake.
  9. Butter Pecan Frosting: Cream butter; add sugar, milk and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
  10. Stir in reserved toasted pecans - Yield: enough frosting for one 2-layer cake.

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About Butter Pecan Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #butter pecan #cake



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