Pecan Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a delicious two layer cake, with a dense cakey base and a lighter pecan topping. A favourite dessert.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Base Cake
    • 2 1/2 cups (315g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • Top Cake
    • 1/4 cup light golden syrup
    • 1 1/4 cups (280g) white sugar
    • 65g butter
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm cake tin.
    2. Base Cake: In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, bicarb soda and baking powder. Add sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla, then mix well. Reserve 2/3 cup of batter for filling, spread the remaining batter in the prepared cake tin. Bake the cake base for 15 minutes.
    3. Top Cake: In a saucepan, heat golden syrup, sugar and butter until melted and hot. Remove from heat and beat in the reserved 2/3 cup of cake batter. Stir in 3 eggs and add pecans. Pour on top of cake. Return to oven and bake an additional 40 minutes.

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    i used this recipe last year it was so good that i have had a lot of people ask me to made it this year for thanksgiving it was a big hit every one loved it i give it 5 stars. betty  -  10 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tripled the recipe to bake in a full sheet pan for the homeless shelter where I volunteer. I used half butter and half margarine and half brown sugar and half white sugar in both parts of the recipe. I found the center a bit jiggly after 40 minutes so I turned off the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes. it was perfect. These bars were well liked by everyone.  -  29 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made mine last night in a different size pan. I don’t really see the layer difference as in the first picture. I am not a pecan pie lover but found this pleasantly not too sweet. It had a texture of a coffee cake.  -  27 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)