Butter Pecan Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This is from my MIL.

Top Review by sarabeth123

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 :)

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.

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