Pecan Pie Cake III7 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 1 hr
- Ready In: 1 hr 30 min
“This is an exquisite 3-layer cake that is very rich. Pecans are baked into the layers and then the cake is assembled with a creamy filling that mimics pecan pie filling.” - by Tanya
Original recipe yields 1 - 3 layer 9 inch cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously butter 3 (9 inch) pans. Divide 2 cups chopped pecans evenly between the pans. Shake to coat bottoms and sides of pans.
- In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, shortening and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the yolks one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda and beat into creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans.
- In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter equally into prepared pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Invert layers onto wire racks lined with wax paper. Brush tops and sides of cake layers with 2/3 cup corn syrup, and cool completely.
- Make the Filling: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 4 egg yolks, half-and-half, 3/4 cup corn syrup and salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Continue boiling, whisking constantly for 1 minute, or until thickened. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and vanilla. Chill.
- Assemble the cake: Place first layer on serving plate, pecan side up. Spread with half of the filling. Place second layer, pecan side up, on filling. Spread with remaining filling. Top with remaining cake layer, pecan side up.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 619 cal
- 34.4 g
- 75 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (7)Rate This Recipe
"Fabulous cake! Looks really impressive and tastes as good as it looks! I serve with Butter pecan ice cream and I never have any left when we have people to dinner! Excellent and not terribly hard to..." See more do!"
"I was really excited about making this cake. What a disappointment! A lot of work for just a mediocre cake. It didn't taste like a pecan pie to me and it wasn't as moist as it needed to be. The b..." See moreest thing about it was the frosting. I hate to give bad reviews, but will not make this cake again!"
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