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    Butter Pecan Cake

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    1 hr 25 mins

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    35 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    This is from my MIL.

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    Serves: 10-12


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    Butter Pecan Frosting


    1. 1
      Pour melted butter into a baking pan.
    2. 2
      Stir in pecans; toast at 350 degrees for 1 0 minutes; set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
    5. 5
      Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
    6. 6
      Stir in vanilla and 1 cup toasted pecans.
    7. 7
      Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until test done.
    9. 9
      Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Remove cakes from pans and continue cooling on wire racks.
    11. 11
      For frosting, cream butter and sugar together.
    12. 12
      Add milk and vanilla, beating with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
    13. 13
      Add additional milk if needed.
    14. 14
      Stir in remaining pecans.
    15. 15
      Spread frosting between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2002


      This turned out an excellent cake. Moist texture with a rich butter flavor. The pecans added a hearty crunch. The frosting was oh so sweet and rich. My parents came over for dinner and they were impressed and delighted with how this tasted too. Thanks :)

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    • on November 21, 2002


      I made this as a surprise for my husband to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We both like butter pecan flavored things. Since I have never made a cake from scratch, I was a little apprehensive. This cake turned out superb if I do say so myself. Easy enough for a beginner and the taste was divine. Thanks!

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    • on May 08, 2013


      My hubby requested a butter pecan cake. I usually use the box version but my grocery store no longer carries it. So I gave this a try. Holy cow was this the ticket! Toasting the pecans in butter makes this cake awesome. I made it in a 9x13 cake pan and baked at 350. It did not fill the pan as much as a box mix does so I shortened the time to 35 minutes and it was perfect. I also used my regular butter cream frosting (per his request). He told me 3 times "this is great" Needless to say I will always use this recipe for the butter pecan requests.

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter Pecan Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 635.4
    Calories from Fat 285
    Total Fat 31.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.9 g
    Cholesterol 96.2 mg
    Sodium 274.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 84.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 62.6 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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