Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Cassie *


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!

A very moist cake you have to try.

★★★★★ 4 votes
12 - 16
25 Min
25 Min


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


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


  • 1In a small heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add pecans; cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Spread 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.
  • 4For 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
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