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Butter Pecan Cake

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Butter (or marg.)
  • 1 1/3 c Pecans; chopped
  • 2/3 c Butter (or marg.); softened
  • 1 1/3 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 c All-purpse flour
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2/3 c Milk
  • 1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract


3 tb Butter (or marg.); softened
3 c Powdered sugar
3 tb Milk; plus
1 ts Milk
3/4 ts Vanilla extract
Reserved toasted pecans

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Stir in pecans, and
bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.

Cream softened butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating
until light and fluffy and sugar is disolved. Add eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately
with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla and 1
cup pecans, reserving remaining pecans for Butter Pecan Frosting.

Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cakepans. Bake at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool layers in pans 10 minutes;
remove from pans, and cool completely.

Spread top and sides of cooled cake with Butter Pecan Frosting.

Yield: one 2-layer cake.

Butter Pecan Frosting: Cream butter; add sugar, milk, and vanilla, beating
until light and fluffy. Stir in reserved toasted pecans. Yield: enough
frosting for one 2-layer cake.

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