Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

It’s one of my favorite 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. This past February I made a Cherry Layer Cake and it was simply incredible! AND of course, this particular cake here, Toasted Butter Pecan, well… let’s just say if you’re a fan of pecans, you won’t be disappointed.

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Ingredients
  1. 1¼ cup butter, softened, divided
  2. 2 cups chopped pecans
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups all purpose flour
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. ½ tsp salt
  9. 1 cup milk
  10. FROSTING:
  11. 2 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  12. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  13. 1 pkg (2 lbs) confectioners' sugar
  14. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  15. 2 to 3 Tb milk, as necessary
  16. extra chopped pecans for garnish, optional

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour three 9" round cake pans.
  • 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.