Heavenly Butter Pecan Cake Delight

Embark on a culinary journey and treat your taste buds to the divine experience of a Butter Pecan Cake. This recipe is a symphony of flavors, blending the richness of butter, the crunchiness of toasted pecans, and the sweetness of a velvety frosting. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple craving for something indulgent, this Butter Pecan Cake is the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Gather the following ingredients to create this delectable Butter Pecan Cake:

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-2/3 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs

For the Frosting:

  • 8 to 8-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened


  1. Begin by toasting the pecans: Place chopped pecans and 1/4 cup of butter in a baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and the remaining softened butter until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this dry mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1-1/3 cups of the toasted pecans.
  4. Pour the batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the pans and placing them on wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Add evaporated milk and vanilla, beating until the frosting achieves a smooth consistency. Stir in the remaining toasted pecans.
  6. Spread the frosting between the layers and generously over the top and sides of the cake.


There you have it – a divine Butter Pecan Cake that promises to delight your senses with every forkful. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitude, this cake is a testament to the blissful combination of buttery goodness and nutty crunch. Treat yourself to this irresistible creation and indulge in the sweet pleasures of homemade perfection. Enjoy!

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