Butter Pecan Layer Cake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
TEN cups of sugar for just one cake? Why so much frosting? I could cut the frosting recipe in half, of course, but judging from the reviews, this cake has other issues as well--too many to waste time and ingredients on.
2 tsp of baking powder to lift 3 C flour (375 g) and 1 and 1/3 cups pecans seems too low. Will yield a very dense cake. Is that a typo or baking soda missing in recipe? Standard 1-2-3-4 cake uses 3 to 4 tsp baking powder and SIFTED cake flour (300 g). Adjustments needed before wasting that much ingredients.
This Cake deserves the 5 star rating. It is a bit dense, but that is what I expect from a cake with nuts. It is delicious. I made cupcakes and they turned out wonderful. The Frosting on the other hand needs to go away. Wow !! The Frosting is way toooooo sweet. I am searching for something way less sweet to enhance the flavor an texture of this cake. Any ideas?
This is a great special occasion cake. It looks and tastes exquisite, but is very straightforward to make. But sure to measure ingredients precisely, that is the key to success in cake recipies.
The recipe from this site was a little different. Two layers, 2 eggs (room temp) and less ingredients of all the others. Followed this recipe to the letter...SO DRY. Taste was OK, but cake was dense. I like my cakes light . Made it for family gathering, but won't use it. I have made other recipes from this site with great results.
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I have to agree I didn’t use vanilla extract instead I used rum extract and it gave it a stronger flavor. Next time I’m going to try it with butter pecan extract
No shade to the Baker that used almond flavoring, BUT why would I use that when it's supposed to taste like pecans. I bought all natural pecan flavoring and put it in the cake and frosting, plus the vanilla. It's incredible and bursting with flavor.
To the Lady that started she used cake flour instead of plain flour that is the reason your cake was tough. Next time use the correct flour.
I love it! My mother used to buy a cake at to store made with walnuts and whipped cream and I can't find it anymore and I can't remember what it was called. It looked so similar to this cake. All so creamy n moist with walnuts. I wish someone knew what this was called and could tell me.