Butter Pecan Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 10-12




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