Love pecan pie? Us, too. This recipe is the best of both worlds — mama’s old fashioned pound cake with a pecan pie flair. You can’t go wrong serving this to your Texas guests; after all, pecans are the state nut. Check out San Saba for some of the best pecans around. This cake is rich and indulgent, so a small slice is plenty! (With a dip of Blue Bell, of course.)
If you’ve made pecan pies before, you’ll recognize some similar ingredients. Of course, there are pecans. They get sprinkled into the bottom of the pan so that they top off the finished cake. There is also corn syrup, which is a pecan pie staple. I don’t use it frequently, but I do keep it on-hand mostly for pecan pie purposes. And there’s brown sugar in the glaze for that hint of caramel-like flavor.
This is a solid, significant cake. It manages to be dense yet soft at the same time. I really love its texture. And, of course, the glaze just makes it even sweeter and tastier!
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: