A very rich and moist cake. Can be made with any flavored cake mix, but we like the butter pecan.

Cathy
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Reserve 3/4 cup cake mix for second layer. Set aside.

  • For the first layer: In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup margarine or butter, brown sugar, cake mix (minus 3/4 cup), water, pecans and 2 eggs. Mix well.

  • Spread batter into pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

  • For the second layer: In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 2 eggs, milk, sugar, corn syrup and reserved 3/4 cup cake mix. Mix well and pour over first layer.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; 3.4 g protein; 56.3 g carbohydrates; 62.6 mg cholesterol; 252.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (76)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
This was a hit at a book study of ladies. Severely decadent. It's a keeper in my book. Next time though I think I'll make it in a 9x13 pan instead of the 10x15 to make it just a little thicker. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
i made this and know it will be good...if it sets up. is it supposed to jiggle in the center after the last 35 min of baking? Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
This was a hit at a book study of ladies. Severely decadent. It's a keeper in my book. Next time though I think I'll make it in a 9x13 pan instead of the 10x15 to make it just a little thicker. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2003
I made this for a dinner party and it was wonderful. I couldn't rate it a 5 star kid's love it kids would prefer something less nutty I think but it's great. Don't panic when you pour the second layer on top it sinks into the first and disappears. I had to use a 9x12 pan so I cooked it a little longer than this called for. It came out fine. Try it it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2005
EXCELLENT WITH DEVILS FOOD CAKE. GOOD WITH 1 CUP OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THE FILLING. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I followed the recipe exactly except that I cooked the first layer for 25 minutes before adding the second layer. After adding the second layer I baked my cake for 40 minutes and it turned out so amazingly perfect. Everyone who has tried it just can NOT get over it. I used a 13x9 pan and I think that you've got to add the extra time or it will not be cooked all the way through. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2006
This recipe was a big hit with my husband since he's a huge pecan pie fan. I thought it was good but very sweet and rich. I though it would have been better if it was a little thicker but he said not to change a thing. It looks like I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe. =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
This is very much like pecan pie without the crust. It is gooey and rich but that's what I love about pecan pie! I made it with whole pecans because that's how I make my pecan pie. Served it warm and it was just wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I made this for the Christmas dinner at our church and everyone loved it. It is so moist and gooey just like a pecan pie but much better than any pecan pie I've ever had. Definitely our new favorite dessert! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
i made this and know it will be good...if it sets up. is it supposed to jiggle in the center after the last 35 min of baking? Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
This cake is awesome! I don't even like pecan pie that much but I LOVE this cake. My mom who loves pecan pie said she likes it even better than pecan pie. I added 1 cup of chocolate chips to the filling like someone suggested previously and that was really good! I cooked it about 10 minutes longer on the final bake time and I think next time I will cook it even longer. It is very rich and delicious. My family has requested that I make it at least once a month! Read More
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