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Recipe: Layered Butter Pecan Cake

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Layered Butter Pecan Cake.

Layered Butter Pecan Cake You can have Layered Butter Pecan Cake using 19 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Layered Butter Pecan Cake

  1. You need 2 cups of Pecans chopped.
  2. Prepare 3 Tbsp of unsalted butter diced into 3 pieces.
  3. Prepare 3 cups of all-purpose flour.
  4. It's 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  5. It's 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  6. It's 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  7. You need 1 cup of softened unsalted butter.
  8. Prepare 1 3/4 cup of sugar.
  9. Prepare 4 of large eggs.
  10. It's 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  11. It's 1 teaspoon of almond extract.
  12. Prepare 1 cup of buttermilk.
  13. Prepare 1/2 cup of whole milk.
  14. Prepare of Cream cheese icing.
  15. It's 1 cup of room temp butter.
  16. You need 12 ounces of room temp cream cheese.
  17. It's 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  18. Prepare 5 cups of powdered sugar.
  19. Prepare 1/2 cup of chopped pecans for topping.

Layered Butter Pecan Cake step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and line 3 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper, butter parchment paper and lightly dust pans with flour.
  2. Melt 3 Tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once melted add pecans and cook until slightly browned, tossing frequently, about 4 minutes. Pour and spread onto a sheet of parchment paper or a baking sheet. Set aside and allow to cool..
  3. Stir together buttermilk and milk, set aside..
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside..
  5. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time adding in vanilla and almond extract with last egg..
  6. Mix in flour alternating with milk mixture: Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed just until combined, then add in 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture and mix just until combined then repeat process once more. Finish by mixing in remaining 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix just until nearly combined..
  7. Fold in pecans: Remove bowl from stand mixer and fold in pecans (fold batter until there's not longer streaks in the batter). Divide batter evenly among prepared baking pans..
  8. Bake until set: Bake in preheated oven 23 - 28 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in cake pans 10 minutes..
  9. Let cake cool completely on wire rack: Run a knife around edges of cake to ensure the are loosened and invert onto wire racks to cool completely. Once cool frost with cream cheese frosting and top with pecans..
  10. For the cream cheese frosting: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar and blend until smooth and fluffy..

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