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Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake

July 24, 2014Teresa

Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake is one scrumptious cake. It starts with a Butter Pecan cake mix, then you add pecans and canned chocolate frosting to the cake batter, and after that you glaze it with chocolate frosting. It was fantastic! This wonderful dessert is great for any kind of potluck, special occasion dinner or for those who just love chocolate!

I got the recipe almost 10 years ago when I worked for the Woman’s Missionary Union office at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. I used to bring in sweet desserts from time to time so everyone knew I loved to bake. We used to pass around recipes among all the staff on a regular basis and I collected several while I was there.

This one was given to me by Waunice Newton, a co-worker, but the original source was from a gal who had been the President of Texas Baptist Women for several terms. I added the chocolate icing which turned out to be a great addition.

Most of you who follow this blog know I’m a recipe queen. I love collecting recipes. This is another one of those recipes that I’ve had stashed away to make on a rainy day. I made it for some friends who recently went through a bereavement. When I brought the meal to the family they invited me to eat with them. I thought the cake was delicious when I nibbled on it as I was packing it up for delivery. They raved and raved over the cake when we ate dinner together and were really glad I had added the chocolate icing!

If you’re looking for a sensational cake to serve your guests or family, this easy Chocolate Butter Pecan Cake certainly fits the bill. Bundt cakes are usually quick and easy to prepare, but they take an hour to and hour and a half to bake. You also have to make sure you insert a knife all the way to the bottom to check for doneness. The knife must come out clean in order for it to be done. Otherwise, you may have a disaster on your hands! For those of you who want a new dessert to try, enjoy this marvelous cake recipe.

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Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake is one dynamite cake! It explodes with chocolate flavor.

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I added a chocolate glaze to the original recipe and it turned out completely scrumptious.

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Each mouthful of Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake is delightful!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cake.

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Place butter pecan cake mix, eggs, chocolate frosting and pecans in a mixing bowl. Add oil.

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Add heavy cream.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Generously grease and flour a bundt pan. Add cake batter. Sprinkle granulated sugar over top. I sprinkled several tablespoons of sugar over top.

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Bake at 350 for about an hour or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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Cool completely before adding  icing.

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I used these ingredients plus softened unsalted butter and water to make the chocolate icing.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Drizzle chocolate glaze over top of cooled Bundt cake. Allow icing to harden at least 15 minutes before slicing into pieces or covering with plastic wrap.

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Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake is really easy to make since it starts with a boxed cake mix!

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This fabulous cake will have you and your company drooling!

Here’s the recipe.

CHOCOLATE BUTTER PECAN POUND CAKE

(Recipe adapted from Waunice Newton, when we worked together for Woman’s Missionary Union, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TX; source: adapted from Peggy Cummins, former Texas Baptist Women’s President)

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Absolutely scrumptious pound cake using a butter pecan cake mix, chocolate frosting and pecans in the batter, then iced with chocolate icing. Great anytime you want a chocolate dessert.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CAKE:
CHOCOLATE ICING:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
CAKE:
CHOCOLATE ICING:
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Instructions
CAKE:
  1. Mix all ingredients except sugar and stir well.
  2. Pour into a well-greased and floured 15-inch Bundt pan.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar. (I used between 3-4 tablespoonfuls).
  4. Bake at 350ยฐ for about 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake completely.
  6. Frost with Chocolate Icing.
CHOCOLATE ICING:
  1. Whisk softened butter, cocoa, powdered sugar and vanilla with a whisk.
  2. Add only as much water as needed to get ingredients to spreading consistency.
  3. Drizzle Chocolate Icing over cooled cake.
  4. Allow icing to set about 15-30 minutes before covering with plastic wrap.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe makes a lot of batter. You need a 15-inch bundt pan, or put it in a large bundt pan and a small bundt pan. Otherwise, the recipe may overflow. I recommend filling it so that it has at least a one-and-a-half inch border at the top so the batter can expand while baking.

NOTE: You may want to put a cookie sheet under the pan to catch drips while baking.

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[b]Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cakes and Cheesecakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Waunice Newton, when we worked together at Woman’s Missionary Union, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TX; source: adapted from Peggy Cummins, former Texas Baptist Women’s President
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Absolutely scrumptious pound cake using a butter pecan cake mix, chocolate frosting and pecans in the batter, then iced with chocolate icing. Great anytime you want a chocolate dessert.
Ingredients
  • 1 [url href=”http://www.bettycrocker.com/” target=”_blank” title=”betty crocker”]Betty Crocker[/url] Butter Pecan Cake mix
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can German Chocolate or Chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except sugar and stir well.
  2. Pour into a well-greased and floured Bundt pan.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar. (I used between 3-4 tablespoonfuls).
  4. Bake at 350ยฐ for about 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake completely.
  6. Frost with Chocolate Icing.
 

 

Chocolate Icing
 
Recipe Type: Cakes and Cheesecakes
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Absolutely scrumptious pound cake using a butter pecan cake mix, chocolate frosting and pecans in the batter, then iced with chocolate icing. Great anytime you want a chocolate dessert.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp. water
  • 2 heaping tablespoonfuls cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Whisk ingredients with a whisk.
  2. Add only as much water as needed to get ingredients to spreading consistency.
  3. Drizzle Chocolate Icing over cooled cake.
  4. Allow icing to set about 15-30 minutes before covering with plastic wrap.
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If you enjoy chocolate desserts, you will love this rich, incredibly sumptuous Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake!

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Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for holidays like Valentine’s Day or anytime you want a chocolaty dessert!

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137 Comments

  • Scarlett Johansson Jacket

    January 20, 2020 at 6:02 am

    It was extremely good and thank you a lot in your awesome rapid reply! have been requested for the recipe numerous times so I must make copies of this.

    1. Teresa

      January 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Hi, Scarlett. This is one of my most delicious cake recipes. So glad you enjoyed it.

  • tunisia pottery

    December 13, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I love the way that you describe the things. Please keep sharing

    1. Teresa

      December 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks.

  • The Sun Tarot

    November 13, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Nice recipe of Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake, thanks for sharing the idea with us.

    1. Teresa

      November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      It’s a terrific recipe.

  • Brian

    September 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I believe the cake tasted great. I entered it in local competition and received great comments. The only issue is that the cake overflowed in my oven. I suggest updating the recipe to include a large 15-cup Bundt pan. For novice bakers, they might not know the standard Bundt pan is around 12 cups and could lead to a mess. I left about an inch for the cake to expand, and it still overflowed. The one comment that I received as a critique, besides the fact that it overflowed in pan and had crispy edges, was the cake was too moist. I am thinking the frosting and amount of oil could result in this. I will make the cake again and reduce the oil as it is a tasty cake.

    1. Teresa

      September 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Brian, I will update the recipe accordingly.

  • MOHD ASIF

    September 1, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I made the butter pecan cake with the coconut and pecans frosting today. OMG! IT was moist with a little crunch on the outside, and the caramel delicious taste was a bonus! Thank you for sharing you recipes

    1. Teresa

      September 1, 2019 at 8:53 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Linda

    August 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    What a mess ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ The cake overflowed and the cake sunk when removed from oven and the knife came out clean after touching the bottom of pan like recipe said. I followed the recipe completely. After looking at your picture again the only thing different was I used pillsbury chocolate fudge frosting and you used Duncan Hines. I may NEVER trust another Pinterest recipe again. ๐Ÿ˜ข Perhaps it should call for a tube pan and not standard size bundt pan. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

    1. Teresa

      August 28, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Hi, Linda. Sorry your cake didn’t turn out. A couple of thoughts…use the largest bundt cake pan available, but if your pan is not the biggest size, then fill so that the cake batter comes at least a one inch from the top of the pan. That allows for the cake to expand while baking. If the cake sunk, it was not baked long enough. I wouldn’t throw in the towel just yet. Try making it again. Bake it longer and if necessary, don’t fill it so full. Bake the excess in a small baking dish instead. This cake is toooo good not to enjoy.

      1. Linda

        August 30, 2019 at 9:41 pm

        Since your recipe said a bundt pan I assumed a standard size. Iโ€™ve been a baker and even sell my cakes for many of years and I know when a cake is done. There is a difference between a moist cake and a cake that is almost greasy from too much oil. The cake has little favor. Overall disappointment and wonโ€™t be baking another. I guess everyone has different likes and dislikes and wish you happy baking. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your reply.

        1. Teresa

          September 1, 2019 at 8:55 am

          Hi, Linda. So sorry your experience wasn’t a good one. But if you look at the reviews and how many other people who have made the cake really enjoyed it, I think it is definitely a cake worth making. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

  • s128.net

    May 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    It was wonderful and thank you so much for your super fast reply! Have been asked for the recipe several times so I have to make copies of this.

    1. Teresa

      May 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  • s128

    May 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I added a new list today. I changed how I scrape to get more results. Read my post for more details.

  • Helene

    May 2, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Hello ! I made this cake 3 three X already. So far, this is the best chocolate pound cake Iโ€™ve ever baked. Everytime I have friends and family visiting I serve this cake with tea and coffee. They all like it because itโ€™s moist and โ€œDELICIOUSโ€ and most of all so easy to make. Thank u for sharing the recipe. Weโ€™ll be waiting for more. Congrats !

    1. Teresa

      May 3, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks, Helene. I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe. It really is one of our favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John Willams

    April 4, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Thank you Teresa
    Frankly I want to taste it !

  • jeni

    February 25, 2019 at 6:37 am

    That’s a nice post
    Good recipe
    I’m going to try it at home for sure

    1. Teresa

      February 25, 2019 at 8:14 am

      This is one of the best cakes ever!

  • Wrestler Black Vest

    February 25, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Wow! It is delicious. It is awesome and it is so easy to bake. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    1. Teresa

      February 25, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, it’s one of our favorites.

  • dpboss mpboss matka

    February 16, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Its really Amazing!

    1. Teresa

      February 16, 2019 at 8:18 am

      Yes it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • wood pipes for men

    January 30, 2019 at 12:30 am

    yeah the cake was like soup for me made a mess and would not cook without burning followed recipe exact looked and smelled good till it made a mess and burned in the oven,what a joke.good luck with anyone that really tries it,it was really watery too much liquid,used exact ingredโ€ฆ.

    1. Teresa

      January 30, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      You definitely undercooked the recipe if the cake was like soup. Bundt cakes must be cooked almost an hour and a half to cook completely through. I recommend putting a cookie sheet underneath the bundt pan to pick up any spills if the cake drips over. Although I don’t remember this cake having that kind of volume to cause that to happen. Unless a knife inserted in the center of the bundt cakes come out clean without goop, the cake is NOT done. Each oven is different. Cook the cake as long as needed until the knife comes out clean. Otherwise, the cake will come out in clumps and you certainly will have a mess on your hands.

  • Arshpreet Singh

    January 28, 2019 at 1:01 am

    So Good and super Easy

    1. Teresa

      January 28, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Thanks.

  • best question and answer website

    January 3, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Wow! The yummiest blog post.
    Thanks!

    1. Teresa

      January 3, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks.

  • Rakesh

    December 12, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Awesome post. I love it.

    1. Teresa

      December 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks.

  • krishna patel

    December 4, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Wow!!!
    Amazing article ever, Thanks for sharing.

    1. Teresa

      December 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      You’re welcome.

  • Raj

    December 4, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Thanks for the idea! Also its good one Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake

    1. Teresa

      December 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks!

  • Mcgarityllc

    November 29, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Nice recipe of Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake, thanks for sharing the idea with us.

    1. Teresa

      November 30, 2018 at 8:03 am

      You’re welcome.

  • Heather

    November 1, 2018 at 3:41 am

    I so wanna eat chocolate butter pecan pound cake for evening tea today!! Thankyou, for sharing, am gonna try it and share it with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Teresa

      November 1, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Hi Heather, this really is a terrific cake recipe. Everyone who’s tasted it just loves it. Hope you enjoy it too.

  • Side Hustle

    October 31, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Thanks for sharing, Great. Could this be made with buttermilk or evaporated milk?

    1. Teresa

      October 31, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      I’m not sure you can make this with buttermilk but you can probably substitute evaporated milk.

  • Forging Manufacturing Process

    October 31, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Nice post, thanks for sharing…

    1. Teresa

      October 31, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      It’s a terrific cake recipe.

  • Abu Toyib

    October 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I Love this cake! So easy and so good! I will definitely be trying it

    1. Teresa

      October 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      It is an incredibly delicious cake. Hope you enjoy it.

    2. David

      October 19, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Have u tried it?
      How hard it is?

      1. Teresa

        October 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

        David, this is a really easy recipe. Hope you give it a try.

  • mawar melati

    October 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    i think to try it because that so easy and simple

    1. Teresa

      October 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, this is a simple recipe but very rich and delicious. Enjoy!

  • mawar melati

    October 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    That’s looks so delicious. i want to try make it

    1. Teresa

      October 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      I hope it turns out well for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gifts her

    October 3, 2018 at 11:13 am

    stunning, and so simple. One of my favourites from my childhood days

    1. Teresa

      October 3, 2018 at 11:43 am

      So glad you enjoy it.

  • Norma Ramos

    February 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Made this cake earlier this week-delicious. Hiwever, as others have mentioned the pound cake texture & it was very crumbly. I really don’t believe that it was under baked as u had suggested before because if it were under vaked, it would b gooey rather than crumbly . I don’t think is like 2 bake it longer because an over baked cake results in a dry cake. I’m wondering if maybe it needs more eggs & less oil? Anyway, besides the crumbling-it was delicious. Can this cake be made with other cake mix flavors ex:lemon, marble etc.?

    when I cut it, it didn’t v

    1. Teresa

      February 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Hi, Norma. Sorry you felt the cake was dry. It usually never turns out dry when I use half-and-half instead of water in the cake mix. The deal with this cake is that a knife has to go down all the way to the bottom of the cake pan and come out clean before it is cooked completely. If your oven cooks faster than mine, then your cake will be ready earlier than the suggested time. Additional oil will help the cake become moister. Yes this can be made with other cake mixes to have different flavors. They usually all turn out delicious.

  • Jane Kimberling

    September 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Question? The recipe calls for an 18.5 o cake mix, but we can only find a 15.5 mix. Do any adjustments need to be made? Thanks!

    1. Teresa

      September 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Hi, Jane. I would go with the 15.5 ounces and not worry about it. I think the cake mix companies have decreased amounts but still charge the same amounts!

      1. Kathy Dedini

        April 3, 2018 at 8:50 am

        This is a great cake as it and as the basis for many other flavors. Lemon with lemon is our favorite so far. Lemon frosting in the cake and frosted with lemon frosting. Best cake ever. I made it for Easter and all loved it.

        1. Teresa

          April 3, 2018 at 1:11 pm

          Wow, Kathy, that sounds like a fabulous idea. I think I’ll give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with me.

  • Tammy

    August 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    My hubby raved about it! I made it with yellow cake mix and used a can of coconut pecan icing and made cupcakes instead of the bundt. I look forward to trying your version also. I was at Target and they didn’t have either of those listed.

    1. Teresa

      August 15, 2017 at 10:09 am

      So glad your version worked so well, Tammy. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great week.

    2. Anonymous

      August 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      How long did you cook the cupcakes?

      1. Teresa

        August 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

        If you look on the back of most cake mixes, they will give you an indication of how long to bake cupcakes, a 9×13″ cake or layer cakes.

  • Nikki

    July 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Can you substitute the heavy cream

    1. Teresa

      July 16, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Hi, Nikki. Yes, you can use half-and-half, whole milk or evaporated milk. I would not use skim or 2% milk. Have a great weekend.

  • Jen

    June 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Can I substitute homemade buttercream frosting instead of the can of frosting? Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Teresa

      June 23, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Hi, Jen. You probably could and it would turn out terrific. I think you’ll need about 2 cups frosting for the recipe.

  • Sandy

    June 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Just double checking. . . you don’t use a mixer, just a wooden spoon to mix the cake batter ingredients? Baking this tonight, can’t wait to try it!
    Thanks!

    1. Sandy Pennell

      June 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      One more question, did you use the butter in the icing?

      1. Teresa

        June 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        Hi, Sandy. Thanks for your question. I realized the icing directions were not very clear, so I clarified them in the recipe. Mix powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and softened butter with a whisk. Then add water a little at a time just until you get a good spreading consistency. Thanks for letting me know. Hope you enjoy the cake.

    2. Teresa

      June 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Sandy, yes I only stirred the cake ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine rather than mixing them with an electric mixer. Hope you enjoy this delightful cake.

      1. Anonymous

        June 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

        This cake was so easy to make and SO GOOD!!! Everyone loved it! The icing was excellent, the butter really makes it! I will be baking this one again soon! Thanks for sharing & your help!

        1. Teresa

          June 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm

          You’re welcome. So glad you enjoyed it.

  • Teresa

    May 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Does this cake freeze well?

    1. Teresa

      May 2, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Yes, you can freeze it. Double wrap in plastic wrap and then wrap again tightly with foil. It should freeze a month or two without any problem. Anything longer and you may find the cake starts drying out.

  • Nia

    February 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Cake is in the oven now but I just realized that I didn’t beat the eggs…I did everything else correct though.
    Will it still turn out ok?

    1. Teresa

      February 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      It will probably be fine, Nia. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend.

  • Becky Bryant

    November 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Made last week for Thanksgiving and all eaten in a blink of an eye. Followed instructions to the letter but did bake as a 9×13 single cake instead of bunt cake. Only took half the baking time and so moist it brought tears to our eyes.

    1. Teresa

      November 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Becky, I’m so glad you all enjoyed the cake. It really is one of those scrumptious recipes that you want to bake over and over again. Thanks so much for letting me know how much you liked it. Have a great week.

  • Anna

    November 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Hello,

    This cake looks absolutely amazing, but I have one concern…the oil. Could less oil be used – maybe 1/2 cup?

    Thank you.

    1. Teresa

      November 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Hi, Anna. The oil makes the cake very moist. If you use less, I would substitute an additional 1/2 cup of whipping cream or half-and-half for the liquid. Not sure how it would turn out, but it’s worth a try. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Debbie

    May 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Just made this cake- O M G!! Very moist. Delicious with or without frosting. Very easy.

    1. Teresa

      June 1, 2016 at 7:41 am

      You’re right, Debbie. This cake can be eaten with or without frosting. It is certainly sweet enough without it! So glad you thought the cake was delicious. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know.

  • Ana

    January 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Just made this cake. It was soo good. It was all gone in one afternoon. Thank u.

    1. Teresa

      January 18, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Thanks, Ana. I’m glad the cake was a hit with your family.

  • Tawra

    December 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I cannot WAIT to make this for my chocoholic husband, it looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Teresa

      December 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Hope you enjoy it, Tawra. It’s certainly one of our favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan

    November 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Question – I made the Chocolate Butter Pecan Pound Cake recipe. It was delicious, everyone just raved over it. But I had a couple of logistical issues with the cake itself. I followed the recipe, I oiled and floured my bundt pan as much as possible, I even took the cake out of the oven about 4 minutes shy of 60 minutes because it was done. I let it col about 20 minutes in the pan, then turned it out onto my wire rack. Part of the cake stuck. I ended up piecing it together as I figured with the icing, no one would see it, and they didn’t. But when cutting, the whole cake just seemed to crumble, I couldn’t cut an actual slice to save my life, which surprised me, especially since this is a “pound cake” recipe? which are usually pretty dense. Suggestions? Comments? Again, the cake was easy to make, and just tasted amazing, I just don’t know why it stuck to the pan, and why it didn’t hold together.

    1. Teresa

      November 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Susan, I think you needed to cook it longer. Bundt cakes are very tricky. A long knife has to be inserted all the way to the bottom of the pan and if there’s any goo on it when you bring the knife out, the cake is not done — even if the tops and bottoms are done it won’t be baked in the middle of the cake, which will cause it to come out clumpy. Regarding the pan, I’ve found that if my bundt pan gets too old or if you wash it in the dishwasher instead of hand-washing it, the surface just gets bad over the years. I’ve had to replace my bundt pans because they get a lot of use and once cakes start sticking (even when I grease and flour them very generously) then it’s time for a new pan. Assuming you have a new pan, slather on as much grease or coconut oil as you possibly can, then sprinkle heavily with flour. I shake flour over the tube and make sure it is well covered (every speck), then I keep rotating the pan until flour covers the whole surface. I may use 1/3 to 1/2 cup flour or more by the time this is all done. Also if the cake seems browned on top but you put the knife in and it’s still gooey, you may have to tent your cake with foil so it doesn’t burn or get too brown on the top and the cake still not be cooked all the way through. I hope you give this cake another try, because it’s really sensational.

  • Rosa Aqeel

    November 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I followed the directions exactly and it came out AMAZING!!! This cake is so ridiculously good, it’s kinda evil. I’m working from home and staring at it ALL day! Thank you for this amazing recipe, it’s one of the yummiest cakes I’ve ever made!!!

    1. Teresa

      November 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Hi, Rosa. This really is a ridiculously wonderful cake!

  • Cindy

    September 12, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Never mind…I see where chocolate frosting goes into the cake as well as on it…duh…

    1. Teresa

      September 14, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Hi, Cindy, I think you will LOVE this cake! Hope you and the birthday person enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cindy

    September 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hi! I am thinking of making this for a birthday cake, but am I missing something? I don’t see any chocolate in the recipe for the cake itself? It looks very chocolatey (yes!). Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Lawrence

    August 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I made the butter pecan cake with the coconut and pecans frosting today. OMG! IT was moist with a little crunch on the outside, and the caramel delicious taste was a bonus! Thank you for sharing you recipes!

    1. Teresa

      August 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks, Beth, I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it.

  • Teresa A.

    July 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    GREAT will definitely make again!!!

    1. Teresa

      July 28, 2015 at 4:32 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rose T

    July 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Could this be made with buttermilk or evaporated milk?

  • Sandy

    June 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I only saw the German Chocolate icing and used the coconut pecan one…..a little concerned how this will turn out now. Smells good, tho….

    1. Rose T

      July 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

      How did it turn out with the coconut pecan frosting?

  • JC

    April 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I am making a version of the cake today for my potters guild meeting tonight. Couldn’t find butter Pecan cake mix at my local store so I bought a moist yellow cake mix and butter brickle chips. I plan to add 1c butter brickle chips and 1/2 cup fine chopped pecans to recipe. We will have to see how it turns out. Also using fat free 1/2 and 1/2 because that’s what I have, I didn’t notice it used whipping cream until this morning. Will let you know how it turns out.

    1. Teresa

      April 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, JC. I’m sure with those ingredients it will turn out fine. Just about every chain in the Dallas metroplex area carries Butter Pecan Cake Mix so we have no problem getting it here. If you want to try the original flavor you can order these cake mixes at Walmart’s online service and they will ship it to your closest store so you can pick it up there. You can also order it on Amazon.

  • denise

    February 21, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Can i substitute half and half for the heavy whipping cream?

    1. Teresa

      February 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Hi, Denise. Yes, it just gives it a richer flavor than plain water or 2% milk. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the cake. It’s a winner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Shanna

    January 17, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I made this cake last night to bring to work today. It was super simple! It looked and smelled very good. Sure seemed very oily last night when I removed it from the pan in order to frost it. May not be that way today. Will update after everyone tries it today. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Teresa

      January 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I hope it turned out well, Shanna. I’ve had a lot of people tell me they loved this cake. No one has ever said that it was oily, however. Was it baked long enough and cooked all the way through?

  • Veronica

    December 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Can u cook this a day in advance before serving? And would u store in the fridge or countertop?

    1. Teresa

      December 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Absolutely, Veronica. I would store it on the countertop for up to two days. After that you should refrigerate leftovers.

  • Pam Willis

    December 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Made this tonight after seeing it on Pinterest and it was excellent. Best chocolate cake I have ever eaten. Easy to make too!

    1. Teresa

      December 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Pam, I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it. We thought it was excellent, too. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and let me know. I really appreciate it.

  • kesa

    November 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    This was very easy to make, and it was very good. Only thing is its very easy for it too fall un the centet. My husband opened the oven door twice, and my cake dropped in the center. But itwas still very good. Thanks!!

    1. Teresa

      November 27, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Yeah, you have to be really careful about slamming doors when cakes are being baked as they will fall. You can cook them a little longer to ease some of the effects, but it won’t take away all of it. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kesa. Tell your hubby next time you bake it to keep his hands off the oven door! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding.

  • Brenda Bratton

    November 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I Love this cake! So easy and so good!

    1. Teresa

      November 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Brenda. We thought the cake was pretty good, too! Thanks for letting me know and stopping by my blog.

  • Dee

    October 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Sounds scrumptious !!!
    Have you ever used a tube pan instead of a bundt pan? Don’t have a bundt pan with me but would love to make this today.
    If you have used tube pan, did you adjust cooking time or anything else?

    1. Teresa

      October 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      I have never used a tube pan, Dee, but I’m sure it will work fine. It may cook quicker because of the aluminum coating so I would start checking at about an hour. If your oven runs hot it may cook even quicker. I hope you enjoy it. This really is a wonderful cake.

  • Cathleen

    September 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This is the best cake I have ever tasted. I can’t put into words how delicious it is.I dream about it.I’m baking another one tomorrow and can”t wait.

    1. Teresa

      September 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it Cathleen. We thought it was pretty scrumptious, too! Thanks so much for letting me know and commenting on my blog.

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  • Lori Henderson

    July 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I’ve made the cake twice already. It was a huge hit, with some people saying it was the best cake they had ever ate!

    1. Teresa

      July 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Oh, Lori, I’m so glad you and all your company enjoyed it.

  • Linda Baker

    July 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I’ve had the pleasure of consuming this super moist cake, thanks to Teresa’s bringing me a meal after my daddy died. I could have sworn there was coffee in it, Teresa!! Wonderful!

    1. Teresa

      July 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

      So glad you enjoyed this fabulous cake, Linda. The recipe’s posted now so you can enjoy it more often!

  • Lori Henderson

    July 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I have this cake cooling and it looks and smells wonderful. Can you please tell me how much cocoa goes in the glaze? I don’t see an amount listed. Thanks!

    1. Teresa

      July 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Oh, so sorry, Lori. I think I used 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of cocoa powder. I’ve updated the recipe. Please let me know how you like it!

      1. Lori Henderson

        July 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

        It was wonderful and thank you so much for your super fast reply! Have been asked for the recipe several times so I have to make copies of this.

        1. Teresa

          July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

          I’m glad it was a hit with everyone, Lori. Please pass the recipe on and share my blog or Pinterest account with them if they follow that kind of thing. And sorry for leaving off the cocoa! I was making about 8 different recipes that day and I do my best to try to get them into my computer as I make them, but I was on a time crunch trying to make a meal for someone and must have forgotten. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed it.

          1. Brenda Bratton

            November 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

            So good and so easy!

          2. d

            April 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

            yeah the cake was like soup for me made a mess and would not cook without burning followed recipe exact looked and smelled good till it made a mess and burned in the oven,what a joke.good luck with anyone that really tries it,it was really watery too much liquid,used exact ingred….

          3. Teresa

            April 5, 2015 at 4:32 pm

            Hi there, d… Not sure exactly what happened. No one who has ever made this cake and followed the instructions has ever had a problem. While the cake may have burned on the outside edges, it appears that it didn’t cook all the way through or it wouldn’t have been soupy. But let me recommend a couple of things. You do have to use the correct size bundt pan. If you use a smaller one it will overflow. If it’s still soupy the cake is not cooked all the way through. A bundt cake sometimes has to be cooked up to an hour and a half, depending on the oven. (I have even had some take as long as two hours). You have to insert a knife or a really long toothpick all the way to the bottom. Until the toothpick comes out dry the cake will not be baked through and it will be soupy and usually fall out in clumps….yes, a real mess. If you notice that your cake appears to be burning on the top because it is taking longer to cook, consider tenting the top with foil. Another thing you can check is to have your oven calibrated. It may have hot spots and is cooking unevenly. Finally, after the cake is tested and it’s baked completely, if you feel that top edge seems a little brown, you can always shave it off with a sharp knife. I’ve never had to do that on a cake, because if I saw that a cake was getting a little too brown, I tent with foil, but you can cut off the edges if they appear too brown, burned or displeasing. I’m sorry you had a bad experience because this is one terrific cake.

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