Rating: 4.21 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A delicious twist on a Southern favorite! Serve cold.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and cook until toasted, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Combine white sugar and 1 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and butter extract.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to creamed butter mixture alternately with milk, beating just until combined. Fold in pecans. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, 2/3 cup butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and almond extract in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in enough milk to give frosting a spreadable consistency.

  • Divide hot cake in half and chop 1 half into a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 of the frosting. Repeat with remaining half, stirring in an additional 1/4 of the frosting. Spread mixture back into the baking pan; press flat with your fingers. Spread remaining frosting over the pressed cake mixture.

  • Refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

974 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 128.9g; fat 48.8g; cholesterol 165.2mg; sodium 483.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2018
Yum.. took these to church and everyone loved them. I thought they might be too sweet but they were fine. Could make these with any cake/ nut combo for a new taste every time Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2019
This is the craziest recipe I have ever read. I can t even imagine how to follow these directions. Sorry because I d really like to try it. Read More
(1)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2018
Yum.. took these to church and everyone loved them. I thought they might be too sweet but they were fine. Could make these with any cake/ nut combo for a new taste every time Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
Nowhere does the recipe tell you to bake the cake again. Once it is baked for 25-30 minutes, you chop it up and blend it with a portion of the frosting. You frost the top and refrigerate it to firm it up. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
Unless the originators of the recipe say otherwise I would assume that written recipe would be the correct one. I can t imagine rebaking for 30 minutes after putting on the cream cheese frosting. 5 star rating only because I couldn t submit without a star rating Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2019
Okay people; this isn't rocket science. Nobody bakes a cake after icing it. That said I baked it the way I'd normally bake a cake then iced it. Only change was I used vanilla instead of butter extract. Tasted just fine. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
I don t see where it says bake with frosting on top. I made these and frosted (mixed with half the cake) and refrigerated like the recipe states.... Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2019
This is the craziest recipe I have ever read. I can t even imagine how to follow these directions. Sorry because I d really like to try it. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2019
This is an awesome treat! I ve made it 3 times so far as directed and it has been a hit every time. The only ingredient that I omitted because I couldn t find it at my store was butter flavoring. So once I make it with this ingredient it will likely have a 6 star rating!!! Love it thank you for sharing!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
These are wicked good. Feel like they might be missing one thing to make them WHOA amazing but I love them for the sweets taste anyway. Thanks Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2019
Found the icing is way too sweet. I would cut the sugar in half as it takes away from the filling. Read More