Butter Pecan Praline Cake

Hi all!

After severely stalking one of my favourite blogs, Brooklyn Homemaker, I was extremely motivated to tie on my apron and get baking.  I reached for one of my favourite recipes, butter pecan praline cake. This is a great recipe for a quick and easy cake with a lot of wow factor, especially if you need a fancy-looking cake in a pinch. Now, I hope you guys like sugar as this cake is pretty much the most beautiful, tasty way to slip into a diabetic coma!  LOL! (#notfunny)

Cake Instructions I use butter pecan cake mix (Betty Crocker) and I add 3/4 cup butterscotch chips to the mixture along with a package of butterscotch pudding for maximum moistness/yum yum time. Please note that I used a simple chocolate cake mix as it was readily available in my cupboard. Follow the instructions on the box for baking. Now, you may use any time of baking pan you wish, but I’m partial to bundt cake pans for this recipe.  I think it just looks nicer. IMG_1209IMG_1202 Praline Icing Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 heavy cream 5 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup icing sugar 1tsp vanilla Icing

Instructions

Preheat over to 350F.  Chop pecans and place on a backing sheet or shallow pan.  Bake pecans for 8-10 minutes or until pecans are toasted and fragrant. In a medium saucepan, bring the brown sugar, cream and butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring constaly.  Boil for 1 minute Remove from heat and whisk in icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Gently stir in pecans.  Drizzle over cake. IMG_1278 IMG_1259 Enjoy!

xo,

Dominique

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  1. March 21, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    That cake looks so delicious and looks great! 🙂 xo

    • March 21, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks! It’s quite delicious and so easy! Ugh – I wish I had a better bundt pan.

      • March 21, 2015 / 5:33 pm

        I think I need to get a bundt pan period lol.

  2. March 21, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    This looks amazing!!
    Well done and the glaze is done beautifully!!

    • March 23, 2015 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much! You would not believe the amount of sugar in that glaze! LOL! Anyways, the cake was a hit…didn’t last long at my house! Hahaha!

    • March 21, 2015 / 6:29 pm

      Haha! This is what happens when you blog surf baking blogs!! Lol! Check out that Brooklyn Baker link in my post. It’s my go-to for baking recipes.

      • March 21, 2015 / 6:31 pm

        I totally will. My husband has a serious sweet tooth for chocolate and I’m in need of a new recipe! Thanks! 🙂

    • March 22, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Oooh! Enjoy!!! Thank for checking out the recipe!

  3. March 26, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Oh my gracious-goodness…this looks fabulous!! I’m going to have to try this the next time I have a lot of company over! 🙂

    • March 26, 2015 / 3:46 pm

      Oh….it’s a crowd pleaser! Warning – the icing is super sweet, like fudge! Thanks for the kind words!

      • March 26, 2015 / 3:48 pm

        Fudge? ….I think my mind just drifted off into sugar-land, a very, very happy place. Ha-ha Can’t wait to try it! 😉

        • March 26, 2015 / 3:50 pm

          Honestly – try it out. They’ll call you Cake Boss for life! LOL!

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