I freaked my dogs out with my audible love and adoration of the bundt cake I made for our lunch desserts this week. Like they both came running into the kitchen with concerned “what the effing eff is going on in here” looks on their faces. I’m putting this cake right up there with the sex cookies. It’s just so… I can’t even … there are no words for how delicious this is. So I think everybody needs to get into the kitchen, make this cake, then come back and agree with me on how utterly amazing it is.
Texas Pecan Cake with Butter Pecan Glaze
recipe from Like Mother Like Daughters
1 cup butter, softened (yes, I know. It’s an indulgent treat)
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups roasted butternut squash, pureed
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup pecans, rough chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon cream
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour a bundt pan, or spray it with Baker’s Joy (I love my Baker’s Joy). In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the softened butter until super creamy. Add in the sugar and cream the mixture until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well mixed. Add in the vanilla and squash puree. Add in the flour, a little at a time, mixing well. Stir in the pecans. Place your bundt pan on a baking sheet. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about an hour, until a tester comes out clean. Let it cool for a few minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a platter or cake stand. I used one with a bottom that is not flat – the glaze might run right off a plate or whatever that’s not lipped in some way.
To make the glaze, melt the butter in a pan. Stir in the pecans and cook for a few minutes. Add in the brown sugar and the cream. Let it come to a boil and let it cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Take it off heat and let it thicken up a bit. Mine didn’t get super thick. Drizzle the glaze over the cake. Try not to eat it all at once.