Pecan Cake???

Baking By jumjum Updated 4 Sep 2014 , 11:57am by -K8memphis

jumjum Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 6:05pm
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AI hope someone can help me with this... I'm making a good friend of mine a cake and she is in love with pecans, all I can find in google is pecan pie.

I went to hobby lobby and just couldn't find pecan extract...

Anyways.. I was thinking about toasting the pecans in the oven but I'm wondering what else can I add to the wasc recipe to enhance the pecan flavor??

Any tips welcome! TIA

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vldutoit Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 6:21pm
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AYou might google butter pecan cake and see what turns up. We bake those around the holiday time. It doesn't have pecan extract but ground pecans. I grind them in the food processer add them to a yellow butter cake and some brown sugar. But I am sure you will find a recipe on the internet.

rjcakes Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 6:30pm
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The three little blackbirds blog has a recipe for a butter pecan cake that I haven't made but have taken down the recipe because it looks delicious! They make buttered pecans for the cake - this may be something you could use- check out their blog.

RJ

kakeladi Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 7:23pm
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You can use a Fr Van cake mix and add 1/3 cup of ground nuts.  I did this for yrs when I could no longer buy Butter Pecan mixes.  BTW: I found adding more than 1/3 cup really didn't improve the flavor.  You could also add some butter flavoring - maybe about a teaspoon?

cakegrandma Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 10:32pm
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Just went out to threelittleblackbirds to look at everything but, their domain expired on 8/31 and it is no longer there. sigh

-K8memphis Posted 2 Sep 2014 , 10:57pm
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AAdding dates zings butter pecan cake -- zing being a good thing -- I chop them really fine 'course I have the pecan & butter flavors in there too -- either lorann oils or the real deal just depends on what I was doing

jumjum Posted 3 Sep 2014 , 4:27pm
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AThank you for your responses. So I followed your advise and added 1/3 cup toasted ground pecans and instead of the cup of regular sugar, I added 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 C regular & added 2 tbs of butter flavor.... it tasted good but it definitely didn't have that intense pecan flavor I was aiming for (Maybe too much butter flavor).

so now maybe I can enhance the flavor with a nice pecan filling.

Thank you for your help :-)

kakeladi Posted 3 Sep 2014 , 9:50pm
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Thanks for sharing your results.  I'm sure this will be helpful for others in the future.

jumjum Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 8:08am
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Adding dates zings butter pecan cake -- zing being a good thing -- I chop them really fine 'course I have the pecan & butter flavors in there too -- either lorann oils or the real deal just depends on what I was doing

Sounds like an interesting combination.. do the dates overpower the pecan flavor?

-K8memphis Posted 4 Sep 2014 , 11:57am
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Ano does not overpower -- it makes the flavor -- sweetens the deal-- kid you not -- if you want an excellent butter pecan flavor -- and they need to be floured in order to be minced because they are so sticky -- butter pecan was a best seller of mine and a family favorite

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