Pecan Pie Cake Is the Second Best Pecan Dessert Recipe on the Planet (Fight Me) by Donna John

Cakes/Cupcakes Desserts
a month ago

My grandma's pecan pie was always my favorite pecan dessert, until the day I tried this pecan pie cake recipe. Oh, my. OK, let's call it a tie. Part of me feels like I would owe my grandma an apology if she was still with us, but another part of me knows she'd probably grab a spoon and tell me to scoot on over. While it's not the most attractive dessert, you won't care after one bite. 

SpicySouthernKitchen.com uses the same recipe and has a video to show you how it's made. Adding this easy recipe to your Thanksgiving dessert menu will not be a mistake (you should add grandma's pecan pie, too!). 

You'll need:

Here’s how to make it:

Measure out 2/3 cup of the cake mix and set aside. Put the remaining cake mix into a bowl. Add 1 stick of butter, the light brown sugar, 2 eggs and water. Mix well with an electric mixer. Fold in the pecans. Pour the batter into a 13x9-inch baking pan or disposable aluminum pan if traveling that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for 25 minutes.

About 5 minutes before the crust is done baking, combine the other stick of butter, 2 eggs, white sugar, corn syrup and milk, along with the 2/3 cup of cake mix that was set aside. Remove the crust from the oven when baking time is completed and pour the second batter over the top. Top with a few whole pecans, if desired.

Return the pan to the oven and bake another 30-35 minutes. Cake will be jiggly in the center. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG! Donna John , I didn't think anything could top your grandma's pecan pie. You know I make it every year for Thanksgiving. But I may have to try this recipe, too. Wow, thanks for sharing the yum!
Cassiday
Deliciousness. 😋
Gwen Johnson
What???? Love how easy this is. I tend to screw up pie crusts. Going to make this for Thanksgiving (and may give it a practice run beforehand!). Mmm.
sherry bracy
Cannot wait to try this! I LOVE Pecan Pie! This looks Amazing!!
Terri Jones
I have to admit that I goofed up this recipe. It started with not being able to find butter pecan cake mix (I settled on butter flavored). I'm not a baker and also didn't have a 9 x 13 pan, so I used a smaller deeper casserole dish. As a result, the "crust" didn't cook through and when I poured the batter over it, it broke through the half-cooked top and blended with the liquidy bottom. BUT the good news is it was still delicious! Once home, I snuck another little piece from the middle and that was the best part! It seems to be where all the oohy, gooey pecan goodness settles. Next time I cook it, I'll do it right and I'll be the hit of Thanksgiving!!! Thanks for sharing, Donna!
Donna John
Sorry to hear you had problems. With the exception of what I put in a storage container and hid for myself this weekend, mine is gone. I hope you try it again with a 13x9-inch pan and the butter pecan cake mix. If you can't find one, I was serious the other day about mailing you a box. Just let me know! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Terri Jones
Not really problems, just lack of skills! You're so kind about sending a cake mix, but I'm sure I can find one next time I make it! Right now, I have to burn off the calories from eating too much of the first batch!!

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