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Praline Pecan Cake

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16
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Caramelized pecans and homemade brown sugar frosting make this cake over-the-top delicious! MORE + LESS -

Madison Mayberry
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2
cup sour cream
2/3
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs

Brown Sugar Frosting

1/2
cup butter
2
cups packed brown sugar
2/3
cup heavy whipping cream
2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2
    In large microwavable bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans uncovered on High 1 minute or until mixture is bubbling and hot.
  • 3
    In another large bowl, beat cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in pecan mixture. Pour into pan.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    In 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, 2 cups brown sugar and the whipping cream to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in 2 cups pecans. Cool 10 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until frosting begins to thicken. Spread warm frosting over cake. Cool before cutting.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle frosted cake with toffee bits for even more flavor and crunch.

Store leftovers in resealable container up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

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