Toasted pecans bring the flavor in this delicious layer cake.
  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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Instructions

  1. For the pecans: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all pecan ingredients and toss well to coat. Bake in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish for 12 minutes, stirring several times to prevent burning. Set aside to cool. Keep oven on.
  2. For the cake: Beat together eggs, sugars, sour cream and butter until creamy. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk until well combined. Stir in vanilla and 1 ½ cups toasted pecans (reserve pecan halves for decorating.) Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. Divide batter into pans and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. For the icing: Beat together butter, sugar, milk and vanilla until icing is very thick and creamy. Ice between layers, then sides, then top of cake. Decorate with the remaining ½ cup chopped pecans and pecan halves. 

butter pecan cake

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