Ingredients

How to make it

  • For Southern Praline Icing:
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 large eggs of yolk
  • 1 large can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, then stir in Granulated Sugar and Imperial Light Brown Sugar. (Sugars will not dissolve). In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the evaporated milk until smooth, then whisk this mixture into the saucepan with the sugar mixture. Return saucepan to a medium heat setting and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick, shiny and caramel-like, about fifteen to twenty minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and pecans. Cool icing to a good spreading consistency (about thirty minutes), then spread evenly between cooled cake layers and over the top and sides of the cake. Recipe yields icing for a nine-inch, three-layer cake.

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    " It was good "
    ChefNeo ate it and said...
    the praline icing was great and the cake reminded me of old fashioned caked recipes..i loved it!
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  • lisalee61 7 months ago
    Pecan cake has always been my FAVORITE....I plan on making it this weekend.....
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    " It was excellent "
    love22step ate it and said...
    I baked this cake last night and frosted it this morning. The cake is moist and delicious. It was a hit with my extended family members today. It's very rich, so start with a small slice. :) I followed instructions with one exception; I just put the icing on the layers and didn't ice the sides. The cake was so tender, I was afraid I would damage it. I'll be making it again.
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  • twogirls1256 4 years ago
    yummmmmmmmmmmmm!,this cake is GREAT
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  • twogirls1256 4 years ago
    yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, this cake is GREAT.
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  • jett2whit 5 years ago
    wow dixiediner I missed this one but so glad it was discovered today! I gotta bake this soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    Pralines in a cake/frosting......I know it will be awesome! Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    omrebel ate it and said...
    I'm gonna make this immediately! Looks great :o)
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  • luvthewho 6 years ago
    This sounds spectacular. I love any kind of nut, and unfortunately found out recently I have diverticulitis which means I am not suppose to eat any seeds or nuts etc. But I have to say I will break the doctors orders for this cake.
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  • silentwriter 6 years ago
    This really sounds good. Can it be made in a bundt pan? Can't wait to try it out on my Church friends, when I can cook for a large crowd.
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  • dixiegrits 6 years ago
    Oh, my goodness! This one is a must!
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    " It was excellent "
    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    Oh mamma... this is just looking too good! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    You can not be from this planet, this cake is out of this world!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    auntievi ate it and said...
    Oh yummmy, gota try.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    YOU SO RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!
    MY FAMILY AND I WILL SIMPLY LOOOOOVE IT
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  • knoxcop 6 years ago
    Ohhhh, my! Straight to the faves...
    --Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    So Yummie, love this, great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe! A favorite.
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