This old-fashioned nut cake is generously filled with pecans. Be sure to chop them finely so they spread evenly throughout the cake.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
1 hr 10 mins at 325°
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.

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  • With an electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar. Beat until very light and fluffy. In a bowl, beat yolks for 5 minutes, until thick; fold into sugar mixture.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt onto parchment or waxed paper; alternately add to yolk mixture with cream and vanilla. Fold in pecans.

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  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they form stiff but not dry peaks. Fold into batter; spread into prepared pan.

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  • Bake at 325°F for 1 hour, 10 minutes, or until cracked slightly. Cool cake in pan. Remove from pan; spoon on Sugar Glaze. Top with pecan halves.

Sugar Glaze:
  • Combine 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl. Add about 5 teaspoons milk to make a thick, pouring consistency.

Nutrition Facts

542 calories; total fat 35g; saturated fat 13g; cholesterol 114mg; sodium 97mg; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 3g; protein 7g.

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