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Butter Pecan Cake

  • 2 2⁄3 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Place the pecans in a large flat baking dish with ¼ cup of the butter.

Place in preheated 350- degree oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring often.

Meanwhile, cream the butter and sugar, about 4 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk.

Stir in the vanilla and 1¹/3 cups of the buttered pecans. Pour into two 9-inch round cake pans and bake (with the oven still at 350 degrees) for 25 minutes or until the cake tests done