Total Time
30mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this out of Southern Living--it sounds really good! The recipe for the icing will follow.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat together the first 5 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until blended. Pour batter into a greased 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 2 hours. Make Caramel Pecan frosting and pour immediately over cooled cake in pan, and spread quickly to cover cake.
  3. FROSTING:.
  4. Place chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350°F for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  5. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 3 1/2 quart saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat and slowly whisk in buttermilk.
  6. Return mixture to heat, and bring to a boil. Pour into bowl of a heavy duty electric stand mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and almond extracts,beating at medium-high speed until smooth(about 1 minute). Stir in pecans. Use immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

WOW, this cake is AMAZING! I took this cake to work and by lunch there was nothing left but crumbs. I received many compliments and one coworker said this was now his favorite cake - beating out a cake that his grandmother always made for him. The cake is very moist, easy to make, and the icing out of this world.

5 5

excellent!! Made some amendments to the cake so my review mainly reflects the frosting recipe. The buttermilk gives the frosting just enough "twang" to keep it from being too sweet. I made this for a large bbq and got rave reviews. I even had a bit the next day and I think it was even better!

5 5

This may be my favorite cake of all time. A woman at work brought it to the office, and I was hooked. Now I request as my birthday cake every year. The frosting reminds me of a praline. Yum!