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Toffee-Pecan Nutmeg Cakes

A brown-sugar crust makes this nicely spiced snack cake a little different. It's especially good served with a scoop of ice cream. "This is our family's most-asked-for dessert," relates Roberta Ashcroft of Twin Falls, Idaho.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 cakes(12 servings each)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Place 3 cups of mixture in a small bowl; add 1/2 cup pecans. Press gently onto the bottom of two greased 9-in. round baking pans.
  • In a small bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, baking soda, nutmeg and vanilla; mix well. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until well blended. Pour over the crust. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  • Bake at 350° for 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks. Cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 260 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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