Friday, November 01, 2013

Pecan Pie Cake

I saw this last year on sweet jeanette, and I knew I had to try it.  I replaced the traditional pecan pie (my fav) at Thanksgiving and I crossed my fingers that I wouldn't regret it.  Yu-um....I didn't.  This cake is delicious!  If you are looking for something new, or a side kick to add to the old dessert bar, try this one! 
Pecan Pie Cake Recipe
Pecan Pie Filling Recipe
Ingredients:  1/2 c. brown sugar (packed), 3/4 c. dark corn syrup, 1/3 c. cornstarch, 4 egg yolks, 1 1/2 c. half and half, 1/8 t. salt, 3 T butter, 1 t. vanilla
Instructions:  Whisk together the first 6 ingredients in a saucepan until smooth.  Bring to a boil over med heat, don't stop whisking.  Boil for one mine (until thickened).  Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla, continue to whisk.  Place a piece of wax paper directly on the surface of your mix to stop a film from forming and then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours. 
Pecan Pie Cake Recipe
Ingredients:  3 c. chopped pecans (toasted and divided), 1/2 c. butter (softened), 1/2 c. shortening, 2 c. sugar, 5 large eggs (separated), 1 T vanilla, 2 c. flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1c. buttermilk, 3/4 c. dark corn syrup
1.  Sprinkle 1 c. of pecan evenly into 3 buttered 9 inch round cake pans. Shake to coat bottom and sides.
2.  Beat the butter and shortening until fluffy.  Add sugar.  Add egg yolks.  Stir in vanilla.  
3.  In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda.  Add butter mix alternating with buttermilk.  Begin and end with flour mix.  Beat at low until blended after each addition.  Stir in remaining 1 c. of pecans.  
4.  Beat egg whites on med speed until stiff peaks form.  Fold egg whites into batter, don't overmix.  
5.   Pour batter into pans prepared with pecans. 
6.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Cool pans. 
7.  Flip out onto wax paper.  Brush the top and sides of each with corn syrup. 
8.  Spread half of the pecan filling on one layer, pecan side up.  Place next layer on and repeat filling. 
9.  Top with remaining layer, pecan side up. 


Erin said...

Yum, yum and more yum. I love the little pecan tassies. This looks wonderful. Pinned it and will have to give it a try. Thanks!

traci's mixed bag said...

That looks AMAZING! I used to bake. Before the internet (like in the '80s lol).