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Butter Pecan Cake

My husband has a sweet tooth and I enjoy making great desserts like this cake for him! We have two farms - both of which are wonderful - but I also love being in the kitchen. I collect cookbooks and have written one myself.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • BUTTER PECAN FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Pour melted butter in a baking pan. Stir in pecans. Toast at 350° for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup toasted pecans. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, for frosting, cream butter and sugar. Add milk and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Add additional milk if needed. Stir in remaining toasted pecans. Spread between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 534 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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