Just before my hubby’s birthday, he spied this Butter Pecan Cake that happened to come up on his timeline on FB, and desperately wanted it for his birthday! So who was I to say no?!
This is an oldie but a goodie submitted to Taste of Home magazine by Becky Miller of Tallahassee, Florida, and man was it good!
It truly did have a “butter pecan” flavor, unlike a lot of recipes, and I only changed it up just a little bit! Nothing serious, just a few little tweaks, and was extremely happy with the results!
It made quite a large cake, so the neighbors were equally thrilled to receive part (*half!!) of the cake! So this is perfect for a party, holiday, family gathering, or someone’s birthday! 😉
I also loved it, not only for the flavor, but because I pretty much suck at decorating cakes, so this one was easy!
Though we’re going through hell right now, we actually had a great day, and this cake really made my hubby’s birthday special! Cake makes everything better! 😉
It’s not hard at all to make, either, and toasting the pecans in butter first, makes all the difference and brings out the true “butter pecan” flavor! It really did taste like the ice cream!
Because we’re “older” now, I chopped the pecans smaller in a mini processor. You can leave them the way they come, already chopped, but I do highly recommend that you at least run a knife through them a few times.
The companies leave the pieces quite big, some are almost halves, and they really aren’t pleasant to bite into, (even if you still have teeth strong enough to chomp ice)! Save the bigger pieces or halves off to the side to decorate the top if you’d like.
This cake also makes gobs of frosting, but don’t cut back on it! It’s a triple layer cake, you’ll need all of it, and besides, the frosting is the best part anyways, right?
You’ll definitely want to save this and make it for your next special event! Father’s Day is coming up! 😉 Hope you enjoy!