Butter Pecan Cake

Butter Pecan is one of my favorite flavors when it comes to ice cream so I thought why not give the flavor a try in cake form. This cake didn't disappoint. Plus, toasting the pecans in the butter smelled totally delicious.


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

2 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 pkg (2 lbs) confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 3 Tb milk, as necessary
extra chopped pecans for garnish, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour three 9″ round cake pans.
2. In a medium heavy skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add pecans; cook until toasted and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Spread across sheet of foil to cool.

3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine; set aside.
4. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
5. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour (flour in 3 parts, milk in 2). Fold in toasted pecans.
6. Divide between cake pans and bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pans. Cool completely.

7. FOR FROSTING: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla. Beat in enough milk, as necessary, to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake. Store in refrigerator.


  1. OMG ! This cake seems delicious ! What a pity I'm not patient enought for cooking !

  2. Now just add butter pecan ice cream on the side, and we're in business!

  3. that looks delicious!! love that it has 3 layers!!


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  5. looks delicious
    kisses from Milan and Prague

  6. Mmmm I love roasted pecans, what a delicious dessert!

  7. This sounds and looks delicious- I must give this recipe a try!

  8. omgosh i'm obsessed w/ butter pecan ice cream.. i can literally live off of butter pecan hagen daaz muhahah.. i'm sooooo sooooooooooooo going to try your recipe it looks so yummy! i literally want to lick my laptop screen right now haha

  9. Ahhhh, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. If I ate it as much as I want to, I would weigh 800 pounds. It's so good.

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  10. Cannot think of anything better than pecans and butter together... YUM!!!

  11. Ok this just looks amazing and delicious. I am so hungry and it is 10:35 at nite.

  12. it looks great and it looks delicious, another recipe i gotta try! :D :D :D

    <3, Mimi
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