Pecan Spice Cake

READY IN: 2hrs 52mins
Recipe by Lennie

I have not made this (yet), but it is here for all who want to try it. It sounds to-die-for!

Top Review by bratty

this is the first recipe i am reviewing that i actually have not tried myself. i made it for my dad's birthday. i don't care for nuts or coconut, so i didn't eat any. but it got lots of great compliments, and people requesting the recipe. it comes off looking like it's a fancy smancy recipe, and you had to put a lot of effort into it, but really it's not hard at all. it's not too much trouble when you consider the result is such an impressive cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, make cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  4. Prepare cake mix as package directs; stir in pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the 2 pans; bake as directed on pkg.
  6. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes; then remove from pans and cool completely.
  7. While cake is baking you can make the filling and the frosting.
  8. Coconut-Pecan Filling: In saucepan, mix corn syrup, sugar, milk, butter, egg yolks and vanilla.
  9. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 10-12 minutes; remove from heat.
  10. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  11. Cool until thick and spreadable; makes 2-1/4 cups.
  12. Next, make Luscious Chocolate Frosting.
  13. In bowl, beat cream cheese, corn syrup and butter until creamy.
  14. Beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla until frosting is of spreading consistency; makes 1-1/3 cups.
  15. Now assemble cake.
  16. When cake is cool, split layers horizontally in half.
  17. Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/3 of Coconut-Pecan Filling.
  18. Top with 2nd cake layer; spread with about 2/3 cup Luscious Chocolate Frosting.
  19. Top with 3rd cake layer; spread with 1/3 of filling.
  20. Top with 4th cake layer.
  21. Frost side of cake with remaining frosting; spread top of cake with remaining filling.
  22. Yes, frosting on the side and filling on top.
  23. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.

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