Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ⅔ c. chopped pecans, toasted
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar & butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, & salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined.
  3. Fold in pecans.
  4. Pour into three greased 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans; set aside & cool completely.
  5. For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla. Beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  6. Spread frosting between layers, inserting toothpicks to stabilize layers.
  7. Frost top & sides of cakes. Sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Photo Courtesy of Richard Elzey on Flickr

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