Majestic Pecan Cake Recipe

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Majestic Pecan Cake
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  1. Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans; set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and 1-3/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. In a large bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Fold in nuts.
  3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool.
  6. For frosting, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar over low heat. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating on low over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 8-10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
  7. Spread filling between cake layers. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 453.29 Kcal (1898 kJ)
Calories from fat 195.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.69g 33%
Cholesterol 48.87mg 16%
Sodium 144.04mg 6%
Potassium 391.84mg 8%
Total Carbs 57.86g 19%
Sugars 33.49g 134%
Dietary Fiber 1.89g 8%
Protein 8.48g 17%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 153.4mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 260.43 Kcal (1090 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.46g 33%
Cholesterol 28.08mg 16%
Sodium 82.75mg 6%
Potassium 225.12mg 8%
Total Carbs 33.24g 19%
Sugars 19.24g 134%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 8%
Protein 4.87g 17%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1.5mg 14%
Calcium 88.1mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.5
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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