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Icing For Butter Pecan Cake

Awesome Icing For Butter Pecan Cake Recipe

Last Updated on December 29, 2022

Icing for butter pecan cake is really easy to make. Even you have the basic skills in cake decorating to achieve this delectable dessert. Imagine a cake bursting with buttery flavors that can easily impress anyone. Not only that but also a traditional moist white cake with brown butter and crunchy toasted pecans. Besides that, iced with a rich buttercream frosting. 

Moreover, it has splendid buttercream icing between each layer of homemade butter pecan cake. And the pecan browned by butter will indeed excite your tastebuds. In addition to that, your guests will love the different textures and flavors of this cake.

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What You Will Need

Ingredients For the cake

  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1 1/3 cups of chopped pecans
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2pcs of large eggs placed at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla 
  • 1 cup of whole milk

For The Butter Pecan Frosting

  • 1/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar divided into two
  • 5 tbsp of whole milk

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 2pcs 8″ round cake pans
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • Non-stick pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Hiware 8-Inch Round Cake Pan Set of 3, Nonstick Baking Cake Pans

Step-by-Step Instructions

For the Butter Pecan Cake

Step 1

Place a non-stick pan over the stove on medium-high heat and melt three tablespoons of butter. Then, add the chopped pecans. Afterward, cook for about 4 to 6 minutes and stir it often until the pecans look toasted. Remove toasted pecans from the pan and the heat and let it cool.

Step 2 

After that, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to grease and lightly dust with flour the two 8-inch round cake pans. Afterward, set aside.

Step 3

Next, stir together the baking powder, flour, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and set it aside.

Stiring flour and baking powder

Step 4

Then, using an electric mixer, beat the 2/3 cup of softened butter on medium-high speed for about 30 seconds.

Step 5

After that, gradually reduce the speed to medium and add the sugar gradually until everything combines well. Don’t forget to scrape the bowl’s sides. Afterward, beat for another 2 minutes.

Step 6

Then, add the vanilla and one piece of egg to the mixture and beat until combined. 

Step 7

Afterward, fold in 1 cup of toasted pecans using a rubber spatula. Next, pour the cake batter evenly between 2 cake pans. 

Pecans and cake batter

Step 8

After that, bake the cake batter for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake cooks through. 

Step 9

Finally, please take out the cake pans from the oven and let them cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. Likewise, please take out the cakes from the pans and cool them on a wire rack at room temperature. 

For The Butter Pecan Frosting

Step 1 

Before anything else, beat the butter and vanilla to medium-high until it becomes light and fluffy using an electric mixer. 

Step 2

Then, gradually reduce the speed to low and beat in 2 cups of powdered sugar. 

Butter Pecan Frosting

Step 3

Afterward, beat in 3 tablespoons of milk. Then, gently beat in the powdered sugar and milk until you achieve your desired consistency.

How to assemble the cake

Step 1

First and foremost, place a spoonful of icing on the cake board or cake stand. Then, spread it a bit. After that, place the first layer of the cake. Do this to make the cake stick on the cake board or cake stand.

Step 2

Afterward, spread a thin and even layer of icing or buttercream frosting onto the top of the first layer. After that, spread the icing on the cake evenly with an offset spatula. 

Step 3

Add the second layer of the cake over the first layer with icing. After that, frost the cake with the remaining icing completely covering the cake, and garnish your butter pecan cake with the remaining toasted pecans.

Frosted cake ready to add pecans

Step 4

Lastly, you can serve the cake immediately after decorating your cake. However, it is best to chill the cake in the chiller or fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. Remember, chilling the cake firms the frosting or icing that makes it easier to slice. Also, chilling the cake makes it taste less sweet, allowing the butter pecan flavors to come out.

What Can I Add to Butter Pecan Cake Mix?

In addition to adding pecans to your cake mix, you can also add toffee. Toffee will compliment the flavor of the butter pecan cake and give it a wonderful texture.

There are also some simple ways your can make your butter pecan cake mix taste better. Add an extra egg to what the recipe calls to boost the texture. Instead of water, use milk or buttermilk as this will enhance the flavor and texture as well.

Another great tip is to replace the vegetable oil in the recipe with melted butter. Simply double the amount of oil with melted butter for a great rich flavor in your cake. While you can pick and choose which of these replacements you do it will taste best if you do all three.

So, to enhance the Betty Crocker Super Moist Delights Butter Pecan Cake Mix, add four eggs, one cup of milk or buttermilk, and one cup of melted butter to improve the cake. Mix the ingredients and bake as stated on the cake box. You can also add more chopped pecans or toffee pieces to the batter.

You can also use butter pecan cake mix to make cookies. To do so, add two eggs, half a cup of vegetable oil, and 3/4 cup of chopped pecans with one box of cake mix.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop your cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and allow them to cool for five minutes before enjoying them.

What Fruit Goes Well with Butter Pecan Cake?

Butter pecan cake goes well with many different types of fruit. You can serve it with pineapples, peaches, apricots, and bananas. You can use fresh or canned fruits to garnish your butter pecan cake, though using fresh fruit will make it extra special when serving.

You can also add shredded coconut to the cake batter as it will add a great flavor and texture. The shredded coconut will also taste great as a filling as well.

What Filling Goes Good with Butter Pecan Cake?

Several great fillings go well with butter pecan cake. If you want to use frosting for a filling you can use cream cheese frosting, Italian buttercream, American buttercream, or seven-minute frosting. You can also make a butter pecan frosting as a filling as well to add texture and more delicious pecan flavor.

You can also expand your fillings beyond traditional fillings. You can use caramel, coconut, pastry filling, or even whipped cream. Whipped cream will add a nice light and fluffy texture to the cake that will complement the butter pecans in the cake.

If using a perishable frosting such as cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, or pastry filling, be sure to store your cake in the fridge well not serving it. Butter pecan cake can keep for three to five days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Tips And Tricks For Butter Pecan Cake Recipe  

Greasing the cake pans and dusting them with flour prevents the cakes from sticking and makes them easier to remove. In addition to that, you can use parchment paper. With this, place it at the bottom.

For this recipe, make sure that the eggs are at room temperature when added to the cake batter. Doing this will allow even baking. Moreover, add the eggs one at a time to combine evenly.

Furthermore, to avoid making a mess, you should incorporate it evenly. Not only that but also add the confectioner’s sugar to the butter gradually using an electric mixer.

Tips And Tricks For Butter Pecan Cake Recipe

Additionally, add the confectioner’s sugar to the butter slowly in the stand mixer. Also, make sure that your butter pecan cake cools completely before frosting or icing. In addition to that, you can substitute pecans with walnuts or hazelnuts.

Furthermore, to soften the butter, let them sit at room temperature for about twenty to thirty minutes. So with that, please do not microwave.

Moreover, a scoop of vanilla ice cream with your butter pecan cake is a great way to serve your guests. Likewise, you may drizzle a bit of caramel sauce on your cake if you want. Besides, browning the butter is a great way to add depth and flavor to any dessert.

Also, store your leftovers in the fridge. With that, place your cake in an airtight container for three days. When serving from the refrigerator, allow the cake to sit at room temperature. Make sure to do this for about fifteen minutes before cutting and serving. Similarly, store nuts in a sealed container and put them in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep in mind that nuts contain many fats, which means they can spoil easily. 

Icing For Butter Pecan Cake

Icing for butter pecan cake is really easy to make. Even you have the basic skills in cake decorating to achieve this delectable dessert. Imagine a cake bursting with buttery flavors that can easily impress anyone. Not only that but also a traditional moist white cake with brown butter and crunchy toasted pecans. Besides that, iced with a rich buttercream frosting. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Icing For Butter Pecan Cake
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the cake

For The Butter Pecan Frosting

Instructions

For the Butter Pecan Cake

  • Place a non-stick pan over the stove on medium-high heat and melt three tablespoons of butter. Then, add the chopped pecans. Afterward, cook for about 4 to 6 minutes and stir it often until pecans look toasted. Remove toasted pecans from the pan and the heat and let it cool.
  • After that, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to grease and lightly dust with flour the two 8-inch round cake pans. Afterward, set aside.
  • Next, stir together the baking powder, flour, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and set it aside.
  • Then, using an electric mixer, beat the 2/3 cup of softened butter on medium-high speed for about 30 seconds.
  • After that, gradually reduce the speed to medium and add the sugar gradually until everything combines well. Don't forget to scrape the bowl's sides. Afterward, beat for another 2 minutes.
  • Then, add the vanilla and one piece of egg to the mixture and beat until combined.
  • Afterward, fold in 1 cup of toasted pecans using a rubber spatula. Next, pour the cake batter evenly between 2 cake pans.
  • After that, bake the cake batter for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake cooks through.
  • Finally, please take out the cake pans from the oven and let them cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. Likewise, please take out the cakes from the pans and cool them on a wire rack at room temperature.

For The Butter Pecan Frosting

  • Before anything else, beat the butter and vanilla to medium-high until it becomes light and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  • Then, gradually reduce the speed to low and beat in 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  • Afterward, beat in 3 tablespoons of milk. Then, gently beat in the powdered sugar and milk until you achieve your desired consistency.

Notes

Greasing the cake pans and dusting them with flour prevents the cakes from sticking and makes them easier to remove. In addition to that, you can use parchment paper. With this, place it at the bottom.
For this recipe, make sure that the eggs are at room temperature when added to the cake batter. Doing this will allow even baking. Moreover, add the eggs one at a time to combine evenly.
Furthermore, to avoid making a mess, you should incorporate it evenly. Not only that but also add the confectioner's sugar to the butter gradually using an electric mixer.
Additionally, add the confectioner's sugar to the butter slowly in the stand mixer. Also, make sure that your butter pecan cake cools completely before frosting or icing. In addition to that, you can substitute pecans with walnuts or hazelnuts.
Furthermore, to soften the butter, let them sit at room temperature for about twenty to thirty minutes. So with that, please do not microwave.
Moreover, a scoop of vanilla ice cream with your butter pecan cake is a great way to serve your guests. Likewise, you may drizzle a bit of caramel sauce on your cake if you want. Besides, browning the butter is a great way to add depth and flavor to any dessert.
Also, store your leftovers in the fridge. With that, place your cake in an airtight container for three days. When serving from the refrigerator, allow the cake to sit at room temperature. Make sure to do this for about fifteen minutes before cutting and serving. Similarly, store nuts in a sealed container and put them in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep in mind that nuts contain many fats, which means they can spoil easily. 
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