Golden Pecan Cake

Golden Pecan Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 120 min
  • Ready Time: 195 min
  • Yield: 16 to 20 servings


  • Pillsbury™ Baking Spray with Flour
  • 3 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 300ºF. Spray bottom and sides of a 10-inch tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.
  • SIFT together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • PLACE shortening in bowl of electric mixer. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. At low speed, blend in flour mixture in fourths, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in nuts.
  • SPOON batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  • BAKE 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Turn out onto rack. Invert cake again to cool cake completely.
  • CUT into thin slices. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 250), Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 51g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 27g), Protein 8g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.