Maria's Butter Pecan Wedding Cake

This was a recipe that I finally came up with (after much help here on CC!) for a groom’s cake. It turns out wonderfully light and moist, with just the right flavor!

Maria’s Butter Pecan Wedding Cake


  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup margarine (or butter)
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan cake mix

  • 1 small box French Vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. 1. Sautee over medium heat chopped pecans in 1/4 up margarine or butter for about 5-7 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid burning! Set aside.
  2. 2. Mix together all wet ingredients: egg whites, oil, water, sour cream, vanilla; until thoroughly combined.
  3. 3. Slowly add dry pudding mix and dry cake mix. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. 4. Add in 1 cup of sauteed pecans and mix slightly by hand.
  5. 5. Pour batter into greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Toothpick comes out clean when done!
  6. 6. Frost with your favorite buttercream!

    I don’t think I want to know…

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