Sunday, January 16, 2011

Southern Praline Pecan Cake

It's been one of THOSE days...MacDaddy and I have been all over the place, looking at rugs and flooring, shopping for Bunco gifts, touring Home Depot and Lowes...and trying to get a few things done at home. Chick-fil-a on the fly was our lunch...and I think we forgot to eat breakfast. So tonight, I gave MD a treat...Porkchops stuffed with apple dressing, steamed spinach with toasted pecans and Southern Praline Pecan of his favorite desserts.

A charming stranger, in front of the cake mix display at Publix, gave this recipe to me. I first tried it out on "the band"...then on the family..and then on our small group. It's a delicious HIT! (good for me since it's so simple!).

The photo does not do this cake justice...and as usual, the guys got into it before I could take a picture. That should give you an idea how delicious this cake is.....The scent, while baking, wafts throughout the house...caramel...nuts...Mmmmmmm!

Give it a try....


1 Butter Pecan cake mix (Betty Crocker makes this...I usually find it at WalMart.)
1 container Coconut Pecan Frosting (16 ounce)
4 Eggs
1 cup oil
3/4 cup Water
1 cup Pecans, chopped (I use more...we LOVE pecans)

1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray

2.      Combine the cake mix, frosting, eggs, water, oil and
½  of the pecans. Mix until combined

3.      Sprinkle the remaining pecans on the bottom of the prepared Bundt pan, then pour in the batter.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until a
     toothpick comes out clean.

5.    Cool in pan for 10-12 minutes then invert onto
serving plate.

This cake needs no glaze. It is very moist and can be frozen. Serves 16.

Happy Weekend!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Jane! Thanks for visiting! This cake looks delicious! I am going to copy this recipe. It looks fairly easy too. I would not have guessed it could be so simple. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you did get those plants in. I am so mad at myself for not getting all mine in months ago before we got the first snow aftet Christmas. Now I'm sure I've got to replace a good bit of them!

Simple Daisy said...

Ok..that cakes looks delicious and could definitely force me to derail my "getting rid of my winter love" goals!!!! YUM:)

Shellbelle said...

After reading your introduction to the recipe, I went on to read the ingredients and thought to myself, "What's so special about this?"

THEN read the instructions and see that the frosting is added right into the cake mix…brilliant! Honestly, I can't wait to try this! Oh, and I'll definitely be adding the extra pecans, I was born in Georgia after all.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now, that really, REALLY sounds good! And like Rhonda says, pecans are us!


Sheila :-) said...

Hi Jane, Just wanted to say thanks for all your well wishes, I really appreciate it. Simone xx

rjerdee said...

Frosting added into the mix? Wow, totally divine!

Dorothy at Belle of the Kitchen said...

Sounds like a wonderful dinner after a busy day. This cake sounds divine, and looks so easy! Great to file away for the end of a long or difficult week.