Toasted Butter Pecan Cake Recipe

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Toasted Butter Pecan Cake
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  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream


  1. Grease and flour the bottoms of three 9 inch layer pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add pecans, and brown for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Cream 1 cup butter or margarine in large mixing bowl. Gradually add 2 cups white sugar, and cream until light and fluffy with mixer on high speed. Blend in eggs one at a time, beating well on medium speed after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. At low speed add sifted ingredients alternately with milk and vanilla extract, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Blend well after each addition. Stir in 1 1/3 cups of the toasted pecans. Pour batter into pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched in center.
  5. To Make Frosting: Cream 1/4 cup butter in mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, confectioners' sugar and cream. Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. If necessary, thin with additional cream. Blend remaining 2/3 cup pecans into frosting. Fill and frost the cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2424.32 Kcal (10150 kJ)
Calories from fat 1974.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 219.36g 337%
Cholesterol 478.82mg 160%
Sodium 734.55mg 31%
Potassium 1301.43mg 28%
Total Carbs 110.48g 37%
Sugars 89.34g 357%
Dietary Fiber 14.26g 57%
Protein 28.2g 56%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 6.2mg 34%
Calcium 461.7mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 448.17 Kcal (1876 kJ)
Calories from fat 364.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.55g 337%
Cholesterol 88.52mg 160%
Sodium 135.79mg 31%
Potassium 240.59mg 28%
Total Carbs 20.42g 37%
Sugars 16.52g 357%
Dietary Fiber 2.64g 57%
Protein 5.21g 56%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 38%
Iron 1.1mg 34%
Calcium 85.3mg 46%

* 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

  • 66
  • 70

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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