Butter Pecan Cake.

Butter Pecan Cake

It’s one of my favourite things to experiment with new flavors and recipes, especially when it comes to cakes. When people think of layer cakes they usually think of white, yellow, and/or chocolate. Sometimes carrot or lemon come to mind. There are so many great recipes out there for different cakes. Why not try this Butter Pecan Cake.

Main Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk

    FROSTING:
  • 2 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 pkg (2 lbs) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 Tb milk, as necessary
  • extra chopped pecans for garnish, optional

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour three 9″ round cake pans.
  2. In a medium heavy skillet, melt ¼ butter over medium heat. Add pecans; cook until toasted and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Spread across sheet of foil to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine; set aside.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour (flour in 3 parts, milk in 2). Fold in toasted pecans.
  6. Divide between cake pans and bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pans. Cool completely.
  7. FOR FROSTING: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla. Beat in enough milk, as necessary, to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake. Store in refrigerator.

Notes: You may not need to add any milk to the frosting if it is already soft enough.

Source – imjussayin.co

For more easy recipes check out the No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake.