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Butter Pecan Cake

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Category: Cakes, Nuts, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 2/3 c Chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 c Butter; softened, divided
  • -(NO Substitutes)
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Milk
  • 2 ts Vanilla extract


1 c Butter; softened, no
8 c Confectioner's sugar; (up to
1 cn (5 oz) evaporated milk
2 ts Vanilla extract

Place pcans and 1/4 cup butter in baking pan. Bake at 350 F. for 20-25
minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently; set aside. In a mixing bowl,
cream sugar and remaining butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the
creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla and 1 1/3 cup of
toasted pecans. Pour into three greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to
cool on a wrie rack.

For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add milk and
vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in remaining toasted pecans. Spread
frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 12-16

Submitted by Becky Miller, Tallahassee, Florida who says this is one of her
family's favorites.

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