{Pecan Gooey Cake}

29 Nov

The word Holiday…to me, means time with family & friends, great food & amazing desserts I would never eat; except at the HOLIDAYS!

Here is another great family dessert.  It’s so simple & will be a party hit!

***note:: if you’re thinking pecan pie…STOP! It’s nothing like it. So much better!

Makes 24 servings
Prep: 10 minutes.
Bake: at 325 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.

1 package (1-8.25 ounces) plain yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1- stick) butter, melted
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed dark-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans, toasted


1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Place cake mix, melted butter and 1 egg in large bowl.  Beat on low speed until well combined, about 30 seconds.  Measure out 2/3 cup batter; set aside.  Spread remaining batter in bottom of ungreased 13 x 2 x 2in baking dish.  {I substituted and used a square cupcake dish for the perfect bite size squares}

3. Bake in 325 degree oven for 15 minutes or until top lightly browns and puffs up.  Remove dish and let cool for 10 minutes.  Leave oven on.

4. Place reserved 2/3 cup batter, corn syrup, sugar, remaining 3 eggs and vanilla in large bowl.  Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Stop machine; scrape down bowl and beat on medium speed until well combine (about 1 minute).  Fold in pecans.  Pour pecan mixture on top of warm cake in baking dish, gently smooth out evenly over cake.

5. Bake in 325 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are browned but middle is still soft. Remove and let cool  for about 30 minutes.

6. Slice & Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired


4 Responses to “{Pecan Gooey Cake}”

  1. Amber from Real Girl Glam November 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Your killing me with all these tasty treats! I love anything pecan and these looks sooo good! Adding them to my list of things to bake 🙂

  2. Nhung Tran November 30, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    yummy, I will try…, thanks

  3. Fashion By Alicia (@fashionbyalicia) December 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    This looks so delicious! I definitely need to try it out.

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