Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

1
Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This cake is absolutely delicious. I made this cake once right after I received the Feb/March 2008 Taste of Home Best Ever Desserts Book.

Everyone just loved it. I don't make it often, it is too tempting....lol!

A very moist cake you have to try.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 - 16
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 2 - 2/3 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    2% milk
  • FROSTING

  • 2 pkg
    (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 6 - 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    tablespoons 2% milk

How to Make Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add pecans; cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined. Fold in 2 cups reserved pecans.
  3. Spread evenly into three greased and waxed paper-lined 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Store in the refrigerator.

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About Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #pecan



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