Jane's Cheesy Pecan Cake

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Jane Manookin

By
@Jammeez

Had an epiphany and decided to make something new. I love coffee cake (sans coffee) and pecans!

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This dessert transforms a yellow cake mix into a completely different cake. The cake itself is buttery (thanks to butterscotch pudding added to the batter). Once baked, the cake has a nice gooey middle with bits of pecans throughout. It reminds us of butter pecan ice cream. The topping is unusual but fantastic. It's a mix of cream cheese, margarine, and marshmallows. It's sweet, tangy, and soaks into the cake while baking. Delicious for brunch, dessert, or as an afternoon treat. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    white or yellow cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • 1 box
    instant sugar-free pudding mix (I use butterscotch) (3.5 oz)
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk (you can also use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 3/4 c
    pecans, rough chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • TOPPING

  • 1 c
    mini-marshmallows
  • 1/2 c
    margarine
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese

How to Make Jane's Cheesy Pecan Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop pecans to your desired texture.
  2. Toast in a dry skillet over medium heat until crisp and fragrant.
  3. Meanwhile, place cheese, margarine, and marshmallows in a glass dish in microwave oven (cover with a paper towel). Melt for 4 minutes on 25% power.
  4. Stir. It's ok if the marshmallows are still a little lumpy.
  5. While pecans toast and cheese melts, combine cake and pudding mixes. Add eggs. Slowly moisten with milk.
  6. Pour milk until a thick batter is achieved.
  7. Spread cake batter in a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.
  8. Then sprinkle with brown sugar. It's ok to have some clumps with bare batter peeking through.
  9. Finally, pour or spoon cheese mixture over top in rivulets.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is barely scorching and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. (Be sure to stick the toothpick in a spot of cake only.)
  11. Cool (or don't) and enjoy!

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About Jane's Cheesy Pecan Cake

Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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