A Good Pecan Filling?

Baking By dawnybird Updated 6 Nov 2013 , 11:56pm by dawnybird

dawnybird Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 6:50pm
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A friend of mine wants me to make her a vanilla cake with pecan filling. Believe me, I'm not being lazy by asking here instead of searching for myself! I've googled and I'm not sure I'm finding what I want. One filling option is basically pecan pie filling; instead of baking it in a pie shell you cook it in a saucepan and then use it to fill the cake. Would that be too sweet?


I don't know what other kind of pecan filling there is. Does anyone have ideas or advice?


Lastly, would you think a cream cheese frosting would be good with these flavors? Cake with pecan pie filling and regular butter cream sounds like sugar overload!!!

3 replies
-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 6:56pm
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can't think of anything cream cheese doesn't go with--should be fine--what about like a german chocolate filling? but it has coconut--would that work? or you could toast some oats to sub for some of the coconut & add a bunch of pecans?

ddaigle Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 7:19pm
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...or an Italian Cream filling (cream cheese with chopped pecans)

...or a Praline filling (caramel & chopped pecans)....please make your own caramel though

dawnybird Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 11:56pm
post #4 of 4

Thanks to you both for the suggestions. I'll check them all out!

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