This Butter Pecan Praline Cake recipe is rich and delicious and absolutely perfect to bring to a party with friends. Topped with pralines and coconuts, this Southern Praline Cake promises to pack the punch that you are looking for when it comes to a delicious dessert.
Denser than my strawberry Jell-O cake and just as rich as my white chocolate brownies but this dish has a southern flare. There’s something just so special about the combination of butter pecan and coconut because this dessert has a bit of the crunch thanks to the nuts mixed into the batter.
Butter Pecan Praline Cake Recipe
Many people grew up on traditional Southern Praline Pecan Cake and I wanted to offer a version of this dish to you but… simplified. This recipe uses cake mix! Yes, we aren’t making everything from scratch and guess what? Your guests won’t know a thing.
We will add so many delicious components to the dish that the fact that this pecan cake is semi-homemade won’t even come up! What is semi-homemade? The tagline of my LIFE! You know – a little bit of this and a whole lotta that.
Basically, boxed cake mix and then everything else on the ingredients list below is what a semi-homemade dessert is. Pretty simple. Let’s get right to how to make this Praline Pecan Cake.
Southern Praline Cake Ingredients:
- 1 box Betty Crocker butter pecan cake mix
- 16 oz. can Betty Crocker coconut pecan frosting
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 C canola oil
- 1 C half-and-half for increased flavor instead of water
- 1/2 C chopped pecans
Butter Pecan Glaze:
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1/2 C chopped pecans
How To Make Butter Pecan Praline Cake
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease or spray a 9×13” baking dish with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine all the cake ingredients except for the chopped pecans. Mix well.
Add chopped pecans and stir everything to combine. Then, pour in the batter to your prepared baking dish. Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside too cool.
How To Make The Butter Pecan Glaze
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add in your condensed milk and stir. Heat thoroughly, then add chopped pecans.
Stir again to combine and remove from heat. Spoon sauce over individual slices of cake or spread over the entire cake. Cut and enjoy!
Is Pecan Praline Cake A Breakfast Dish?
I love desserts that can also double as a breakfast treat! Most people enjoy Pecan Praline Cake for breakfast as well as dessert. What? If you can eat a donut for breakfast, you can eat Pecan Praline Cake for breakfast!!
So, if you have any leftovers from this recipe, be sure to save it and serve it again the next morning with a hot pot of coffee. Yum! And yum!
Can I Freeze This Dessert?
Southern Pecan Praline Cake can actually keep pretty nicely in the refrigerator as long as you cover it. You can keep this dish for approximately one week.
If you want to FREEZE this dessert, make sure you tightly wrap your leftovers before you place it in the freezer. You can keep this pecan cake for up to two months.
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