Pecan Cajun Cake

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Great for a Mardi Gras-themed dinner party! I was a member of the Barksdale AFB Officers' Wive's gourmet club. This cake was made for one of our luncheons. Guaranteed Cajun!

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

Topping:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup evaporated milk

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 11x14-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix flour, pineapple, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, eggs, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl; pour into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

  4. Combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, and margarine together in a saucepan; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat and stir pecans and vanilla extract into sugar mixture.

  5. Pierce the top of the cake with a toothpick and spread pecan topping over cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
12g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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