Pecan Cake With Rum Frosting

Pecan Cake With Rum Frosting
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. In a food processor, finely grind 1 cup of the pecans. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and pulse to combine; set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat 1 stick of the butter with the brown and granulated sugars until light and fluffy, 5 to 6 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Gradually add the pecan mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in the buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  7. Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining butter with the confectioners' sugar and cream until fluffy. Beat in the rum and the remaining vanilla. Spread on cake. Chop the remaining pecans and sprinkle on top.
By November, 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 630Calories From Fat 48%
  • Fat 34g
  • Cholesterol 134mg
  • Carbohydrate 76g
  • Sodium 324mg
  • Protein 8g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 56g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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You can make the cake up to 2 days in advance and frost it up to 4 hours before serving.

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