Rating: 2.5 stars
2 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Howdy Ya'll. Ready for some darn good cake? This tasty pecan cake has the subtle flavors of chocolate and coffee, and is frosted with a rich brown sugar whipped cream. This cake prefers Texas pecans!

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube cake
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease just the bottom of a 10 inch tube pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 cup brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Dissolve the coffee crystals in water, and stir into the creamed mixture until blended. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter until just incorporated. Fold in pecans. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

  • Bake for about 55 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.

  • In a chilled bowl, stir together the heavy cream, salt, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar so that the sugar is dissolved. Whip using chilled beaters until stiff. Run a knife around the outer edge of the cake in the pan, and tap it out onto a serving plate. Make sure cake is completely cool before frosting. Decorate with pecan halves if you like.

Nutrition Facts

696 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 80.4g; fat 38.7g; cholesterol 155.8mg; sodium 618.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2003
The cake was beautiful when done the icing is delicious but the inside was drier than beach sand. I thought if I ever used the recipe again I might add a bit of applesauce or something. I couldn't eat it like that. Read More
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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2003
The cake was beautiful when done the icing is delicious but the inside was drier than beach sand. I thought if I ever used the recipe again I might add a bit of applesauce or something. I couldn't eat it like that. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2011
i would add a tub of coconut pecan icing to the batter to make it sweeter and moist.. Read More
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