Pecan Sour Cream Cake Filling

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Recipe by mollypaul

Pecans are just lovely in cakes. An old fashioned recipe from the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947. . Cooking time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 12 teaspoon lemon extract or 12 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch together and add to egg yolk.
  2. Stir in sour cream and cook in double boiler until it coats the spoon.
  3. Add flavoring and nuts; stir to blend.
  4. Let cool to room temperature before assembling cake.

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