BROWNED BUTTER PECAN LAYER CAKE

This Browned Butter Pecan Layer Cake has three layers of buttery vanilla cake filled with toasted pecans that are covered with a delicious browned butter frosting! It's the perfect cake for the holidays!

BROWNED BUTTER PECAN LAYER CAKE
Can you believe that it’s November already? The holidays are approaching fast. I mean, not to freak you out or anything, but Thanksgiving is two weeks from Thursday. I’m not sure I can even wrap my head around that. We will actually spend the holiday with my family in Charlotte this year though, so I guess that means the pressure isn’t entirely on me. 🙂

We are getting into one of my favorite times of year – the holidays. Not only do I love the food and all the vacation days off, but I also love the time spent with family, slowing down a bit and being thankful for all that surrounds me and all that has happened during the year.

And this year we have so much to be thankful for. The hubs’ job has been going well, I released a cookbook and (breaking news!) I’m leaving my other job to blog full-time starting in December. Not to mention so many other wonderful things that we take for granted every day. Ultimately it’s the seemingly little things that we should be most thankful for.
BROWNED BUTTER #PECAN LAYER# CAKE
INGREDIENTS
TOASTED PECANS
  • 1/4 cup (56g) salted Challenge butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 cups (370g) finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar, loosely packed
CAKE LAYERS
  • 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted Challenge butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 1 cup (231g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups (390g) all purpose flour, preferably sifted
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water, room temperature
BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING
  • 2 1/4 cups (504g) salted Challenge butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (237g) shortening
  • 10 cups (1150g) powdered sugar
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) water or milk
You can make this recipe here

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