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It doesn’t get more Southern than this. This sweet and moist layer cake is topped with decadent pecan buttercream frosting. This is a show-off cake perfect for any special occasion.

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:30 to 0:35
One 3-layered 9-inch cake
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Southern Praline Cake
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:30 to 0:35
Yield :
One 3-layered 9-inch cake


Praline Cake

Buttercream Pecan Frosting

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour three 9-inch round baking pans; set aside.
  3. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add 1/4 of flour and combine. Next add 1/3 of milk and combine. Repeat with flour and milk until all is incorporated.
  5. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans and place in oven. Bake for  30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool on wire rack.
  7. For frosting:  Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar alternating with cream. Beat until creamy. Add vanilla and salt; mix well. Stir in pecans.
  8. Spread frosting over cakes, and if desired, decorate with chocolate shavings. To make chocolate curls, place a chocolate bar in a warm room for 2 hours. Use a grater or vegetable peeler to make large chocolate curls.
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