How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and shortening until fluffy. (This is not diet friendly folks)
  • Add brown sugar gradually, creaming it with the mixer until it is thoroughly incorporated and very light.
  • Add the white sugar the same way.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate bowls.
  • Combine milk and vanilla.
  • Alternately add dry ingredients and wet ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Mix only enough to blend.
  • Fold in the cup of nuts. (you can subsitute macadamia or cashews for a taste variation, but I like pecans best.)
  • Pour into a very well-lubed and floured 10 inch tube pan and bake for 75 to 90 minutes.
  • This cake must be tested carefully at the 75 minute mark, and cook in five minute increments up to the maximum of 90 minutes.
  • I use an uncooked piece of spaghetti to test a deep cake, a toothpick won't do.
  • Make sure the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and it will spring back lightly when touched.
  • Loosen cake from the sides of the pan and center tube using a thin-bladed spatula or flexible knife blade.
  • Invert on a cooking rack to cool.
  • Serve with praline sauce.
  • To make praline sauce, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and pecans.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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    midgelet ate it and said...
    wonderful recipe!
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    debbie919 ate it and said...
    Five forks for this recipe - love it!
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    Who says you can't have your Cake and Eat it too?

    This sounds like a wonderful,rich cake.


    Wishing you a good evening.

    Kind Regards
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    joe1155 ate it and said...
    Wow! Sounds delicious!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    This recipe jumped right out at me and sounds fabulous!! I know it's got to be yummy!!!
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