Pecan Spice Cake

Recipe by Lennie
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READY IN: 2hrs 52mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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