Uncle Johnny's Texas Pecan Cake

Uncle Johnny's Texas Pecan Cake Recipe

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Barbie Petty


My Uncle Johnny, one of my mother's brothers, sent us this recipe in the '70s. It's a Texas treat I hope you'll enjoy!


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A small Texas posse
3 Hr 30 Min


  • 6
    eggs - separated
  • 1 lb
    brown sugar
  • 1 lb
    margarine or butter
  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 8 oz
    glazed cherries
  • 8 oz
    glazed pineapple
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 lb
    shelled pecans

How to Make Uncle Johnny's Texas Pecan Cake


  1. Cream together brown sugar and margarine or butter. Add egg yolks. Reserve egg whites for Step 5.
  2. Dredge fruit in 2 cups of the flour.
  3. Mix baking powder and remaining two cups of flour, and add to sugar and egg batter.
  4. Stir in fruit mixture from Step 2.
  5. Beat egg whites to a soft peak and fold in.
  6. Pour into either a prepared 13 x 9 pan or Bundt pan, sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 225 degrees for 3 to 3-1/2 hours, considering not all ovens were created equal. ;)
  8. Enjoy a big ol' hunk of Texas goodness with a large dollop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Mmm-mmm good! ;)

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About Uncle Johnny's Texas Pecan Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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