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Butter Pecan Pound Cake

June 9th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Butter Pecan Pound Cake

This recipe was passed on to me at work from my boss and friend Liz. We trade recipes on a regular basis and she seems to cook a lot more than I do these days, she has many opportunities to prepare some really good meals for her family.

I am not sure of the origin of this recipe, but I have seen variations on the Internet and in some family style cookbooks. This is one of the moistest cake recipes I have ever run across, the amount of liquid, eggs and oil combined with the addition of icing in the batter and then baking at a very low temperature for three-quarters of the oven time ensures a very moist cake.

Cooling on wire rack

Cooling on wire rack

This recipe is so quick and easy to prepare and requires only 7 ingredients, and while not a complete from scratch recipe, it does utilize some brand name items that can be found in just about every store across N. America.  A versatile cake too it can be served as dessert to just about any meal, makes a great breakfast bread with coffee or perfect for an afternoon break with a spot of hot tea.

4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Water
¾ Cup Canola oil
1 Box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix
1 Can Duncan Hines Coconut Pecan Icing
2 Cups Flaked coconut
1 Cup Pecans, chopped
Procedure Steps

Note: Pre-heat oven to 350° F

1. Mix eggs, water and oil together in a large bowl.
2. Add the cake mix and blend well with mixer or by hand.
3. Add the icing to the batter and mix well.
4. Add the coconut flakes and chopped pecans and stir well.
5. Pour into a Bundt pan coated with non-stick spray.
6. Bake at 350° F oven for 25 minutes, and then lower the temperature to 250° F for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check doneness with a cake tester or toothpick.
7. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan, allow to cool on a wire rack then cover. Slice using a bread knife.
Ready to serve

Ready to serve

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HoneyB // Jun 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t know if I have ever seen a butter pecan mix! I’m going to have to check the next time I’m shopping! Looks yummy!

  • 2 Hugging the Coast // Jun 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Coconut and pecans are a truly magical combination for this! Great post!

  • 3 Myrtille // Jun 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Could you tell me the ingredients of the cake mix if I want to try the recipe from scratch?

  • 4 Ryan Boudreaux // Jun 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    According to the link listed below this is the list of ingredients in the cake mix: Enriched Flour Bleached , Sugar, Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Corn Syrup, Leavening agents, Modified Corn Starch, Nonfat Milk and other ingredients.

    Check out this link for a full description of the cake mix:

  • 5 s. stockwell // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:05 am

    This sounds like a winner? we will give it a try. Thanks, s

  • 6 Pink Foodie // Jun 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    MMMM…This looks and sounds delicious. I’ve never had a butter pecan pound cake before. I don’t even own a pound cake pan. I might need to run to the store and get one now.

  • 7 The Hungry Mouse // Jun 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Alrighty, I’m drooling. This is right up my alley. Looks fabulous!


  • 8 Heidi / Savory Tv // Jun 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Looks great chef, I love both coconut and pecans, and while I am not a baker this one looks achievable!

  • 9 Cookin' Canuck // Jun 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    This looks as though it would melt in your mouth!

  • 10 bergamot // Jun 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    This looks great. I like pecan a lot. I made a pecan chocolate fudge cake from scratch. This inspires to try out a different variation with pecans 🙂

  • 11 Mathilde's Cuisine // Jun 11, 2009 at 2:43 am

    God, I love pecan and this recipe looks fantastic! Thanks!

  • 12 Be Foodie // Jun 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

    hi! late to reply, sorry… formatted my laptop, n lost the toolbar :p trying new cake recipes nowadays, and this will help much! thx

  • 13 RobinSue // Jul 7, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I have never seen this cake mix before, now I am intrigued and must hunt one down. The recipe sounds so delicious as butter pecan is one of my favorite ice creams!

  • 14 Columbus Foodie » Blog Archive » June 2009 Roundup // Oct 11, 2009 at 4:54 am

    […] Coconut Macaroons from Brown Eyed Baker, Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes from The Busty Baker, Butter Pecan Pound Cake from Cajun Chef Ryan, Cherry, Cinnamon and Vanilla Flan Tarts from Cannelle et Vanille, PB&J […]

  • 15 Michelle // Feb 12, 2010 at 12:45 am

    My husband won this cake at a cake-walk this past weekend. It was the best cake I have ever had! It was so moist and light! I looked up the recipe so I can make another one!!

  • 16 Ms. Martha // Apr 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Sounds like the cake on the cake mix box in early 80’s. It was my son’s favorite. I lost recipe during a move . I have been trying to find it for awhile. Thank you for sharing.