Butter Pecan Cake
Recipe type: Cake, Dessert
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Serves: Serves 10
Butter Pecan Cake has layers of tender, buttermilk vanilla cake and frosted with a butter pecan frosting.
  • Cake
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup pecans - toasted (optional)
  • Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans - roasted
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 24 ounces powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pecan halves for garnishing, if desired
  1. Place white chocolate in a bowl. Pour boiling water over it, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in melted white chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Combine buttermilk and baking soda. Add flour to butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk mixture. Begin and end with flour. Mix at low speed after each addition until blended.
  5. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Gently fold into batter. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Frosting
  8. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Add pecans and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until toasted – about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  9. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in buttered pecans and vanilla.
  10. Frost cake and refrigerate.
  11. Notes
  12. Adapted from Southern Living
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2016/12/20/butter-pecan-cake/