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Praline Pecan Cake

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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!
By Madison Mayberry Hofmeyer
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

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

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Sprinkle frosted cake with toffee bits for even more flavor and crunch.
  • tip 2
    Store leftovers in resealable container up to 3 days.

Nutrition

610 Calories, 36g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 69g Total Carbohydrate, 56g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
320
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
69g
23%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
56g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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