Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is from my MIL.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour melted butter into a baking pan.
  2. Stir in pecans; toast at 350 degrees for 1 0 minutes; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup toasted pecans.
  7. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until test done.
  9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove cakes from pans and continue cooling on wire racks.
  11. For frosting, cream butter and sugar together.
  12. Add milk and vanilla, beating with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  13. Add additional milk if needed.
  14. Stir in remaining pecans.
  15. Spread frosting between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.
Most Helpful

This turned out an excellent cake. Moist texture with a rich butter flavor. The pecans added a hearty crunch. The frosting was oh so sweet and rich. My parents came over for dinner and they were impressed and delighted with how this tasted too. Thanks :)

sarabeth123 December 06, 2002

I made this as a surprise for my husband to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We both like butter pecan flavored things. Since I have never made a cake from scratch, I was a little apprehensive. This cake turned out superb if I do say so myself. Easy enough for a beginner and the taste was divine. Thanks!

Natalie Z November 21, 2002

My hubby requested a butter pecan cake. I usually use the box version but my grocery store no longer carries it. So I gave this a try. Holy cow was this the ticket! Toasting the pecans in butter makes this cake awesome. I made it in a 9x13 cake pan and baked at 350. It did not fill the pan as much as a box mix does so I shortened the time to 35 minutes and it was perfect. I also used my regular butter cream frosting (per his request). He told me 3 times "this is great" Needless to say I will always use this recipe for the butter pecan requests.

Okieinwyoming May 08, 2013