Brown Sugar Pecan Cake

Ingredients

Toasted Pecans:

Ingredients To Be Creamed and Mixed:

Dry Ingredients:

Moist Ingredients:

Frosting:

Instructions

  1. Begin by toasting the pecans:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Spread the finely chopped pecans out on a baking pan.
  4. Bake in the oven for 6 to 10 minutes until golden brown, stirring often.
  5. Remove pecans from oven and set aside to cool.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°.
  7. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans; set aside.
  8. Click here for instructions on how to prepare cake pans for baking.
  9. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy; about 1 minute.
  10. Add brown sugar and beat on high speed until lightened in color and texture; about 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Add eggs 1 at a time; beating for 1 minute on medium-high speed with each addition.
  12. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  13. In small bowl, mix together the buttermilk and vanilla.
  14. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the buttermilk in 2 parts to the moist ingredients.
  15. Beat on low speed until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  16. Divide the batter between the cake pans and spread evenly.
  17. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  18. Cake is done when it springs back from a light touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  19. Cool on a rack for exactly 10 minutes then remove from pans.
  20. Click here to see how to how to remove cakes from pans.
  21. Cool completely on a rack before frosting.
  22. Prepare Caramel Frosting.
  23. Spread half of the caramel frosting over the top and sides of the bottom layer of the cake.
  24. Sprinkle ⅓ cup of toasted pecans over the top of the bottom layer.
  25. Using a measuring cup or the back of a spoon gently press the pecans into the frosting.
  26. Place the second layer on top of the frosted bottom layer.
  27. Spread the remaining caramel frosting over the top and sides of the top layer of the cake.
  28. Sprinkle remaining ⅓ cup of toasted pecans over the frosted top layer of the cake.
  29. Using a measuring cup or the back of a spoon gently press the pecans into the frosting.
  30. Serve.

Comments

This is a very lovely cake. The brown sugar, toasted pecans, and caramel frosting make every bite complex and delightful.

Refrigerate unused portions.

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