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


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


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