Pecans are versatile nuts that are used for various uses and come with diverse health benefits. People use them in making salads to give a nutty taste and crunchy touch to your favorite salad. Salad lovers would really appreciate the crunchy touch these pecans provide. They are majorly used in baking cakes, breads and even muffins and make mouth watery desserts. You can also use them to garnish your muffins, cakes and pies. They are sometimes also used as cereal toppings and topping for your chosen ice cream.
Talking about cakes, pecans are used in baking a huge variety of cakes. To name some of them, we have Pecan Butter cake, Pecan toffee cake, Spiced Pecan cake and the list goes on. As pecan nuts have a buttery flavor, they make a great ingredient for baking cakes. To give an overview of how cakes are made using pecan nuts, let us try to bake one using the below recipe:
How To Make a Pecan Butter Cake?
The cake gets the great buttery texture from pecan nuts that are browned in butter. The main ingredients for baking butter pecan cake are pecan nuts, butter, flour, sugar, baking powder little bit of salt, milk, eggs and vanilla essence.
Before you start baking it, make sure you chop at least 1-1 ½ cups of pecans neatly in a grinder. Now take a saucepan and heat it on low flame to brown the pecans. Ensure that the butter turns brown, until then keep stirring. Once you see browned butter, take it in a cup and keep it aside. This is a very important step in baking a nice yummy pecan cake as the buttery and crunchy taste is provided to the cake by pecan nuts only.
After this, in a huge mixing bowl take all other ingredients. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, milk, eggs and the browned butter. You need to mix all the ingredients and stir them well so that they blend properly and no lumps are formed. The more you stir, the more softness it will get. Now take a pecan cake pan and pour a little amount of butter to grease it and flour it so that on baking the cake doesn’t stick to the surface of the pan. Pour the batter and bake it for about 25 to 30 minutes or till the time the knife comes out clean when injected in the center of the cake. Let it cool down for about 5 to 10 minutes and remove it from the pan. You need to make sure it cools down properly before you add frosting to it.
Frosting A Pecan Cake
If you are making a pecan cake, what else can be the best ingredient other than pecan itself! So, take browned pecan butter and add sugar it. Add some salt to taste, vanilla essence and little amount of milk to give it a thick texture. Stir by adding chopped pecans and spread it on cake by making various layers of frosting. Does it sound delicious? Well, try it out and experience the yummy pecan buttery cake.