Caramel Toffee Pecan Cake

 

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Hi all– Thanksgiving gone– was yours a good one?  We had the day with our daughter and all her husband’s dear family up here in San Francisco.  Good times talking around the table, passing babies from lap to lap and sampling Brian’s mom’s incredible pecan pie.  It was a sweet day all around.

And here is another pecan dessert– a little simpler than pie and large enough to feed a crowd.  There’s all those nutty pecans and sweet bits of toffee to give a little texture to this tender cake.  I think it would finish out a Christmas dinner ahead just fine.

CARAMEL TOFFEE PECAN CAKE
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
5 eggs
3 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
8 oz. bag toffee bits
1  1/2 cups pecans, chopped (save out a few to top the cake)
1 cup caramel sauce*

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugars, and eggs with an electric mixer.  Then beat in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Finally use the mixer to blend in the milk and continue to blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Stir in the toffee bits (save out a couple spoonfuls to sprinkle on top the cake) and the chopped pecans (save a few of those for on top too).

Spoon the mixture into a bundt pan or tube pan and bake at 325 degrees for 80 to 90 minutes (long time!)– until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

When you’re ready to serve the cake, drizzle on the caramel sauce and sprinkle toffee bits and pecans on top.

*The recipe I worked from told how to make your own caramel sauce from scratch.  You can mix up your own favorite1 — but I’m happy with store bought caramel- just easier!

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19 thoughts on “Caramel Toffee Pecan Cake

    • Hey Daisy– I liked it because it made so many slices– good for a crowd of people in– Do you have people at your house for Christmas?? or take food places?? –and how was your Thanksgiving? Did it all go well?… hugs.

      • Dinner went off w/o a hitch and my son was/is here with his lovely girlfriend – she’s just an amazing person! I’ve been cooking & cooking and she comes behind and cleans so I’ve been totally spoiled! And it’s nice to have extra hands with Chance! 🙂

        • So glad it was great day– and don’t you love it when your kids bring home “lovely girlfriend?” My daughter-in-law is like that– always in the kitchen with me chopping and mixing. It’s where we have our best conversations. Have you made the mental switch to Christmas yet?? I don’t have a thing started yet. Got to get going. hugs Mollie!

            • I feel that way sometimes too Mollie– especially about coming up with gifts for so many people– so much time and $$!! But I love decking out the tree (it’s sitting in the family room bare, Larry brought it home last night) and cooking for people. And the sweetest times for me are sitting at church, kids down the row, thanking God for all he’s given. Is that too long an answer? Since our kids live far and wide (San Francisco, Ojai and Wisconsin!) it’s just great to have them in the house. OK. happy Christmas ahead– I know you’ll make it a good one! Looking forward to your Christmas-y food! hugs from here!

    • Hi Johann– we lived in Texas 4 years when my husband was in school there and the seminary lawn across the street had several pecan trees –so we’d go across and “harvest” all the pecans that had fallen into the lawn. So I know about Texas pecans! We really loved our years there. Hope you give it a try… and– loved your blog post on healing and hope. so true.

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