Pecan Praline Cake

I really do not know why I made this cake.  After being stuck in the house for four days I guess it was just a case of cabin fever.  Trust me on this one if you are watching your weight as I am make sure that you have more than two people to eat this cake.  Oh My Gosh!  It is so good!  It’s not one of those elegant dessert cakes that you might serve to get the oohs and aahs as you put it on the table, but I can bet you money that everyone that has just a taste of this cake is going to thank you. 

After one day this is the damage that GI Joe and I did to this cake.  Remember that I don’t even like sweets that much.

If you like German Chocolate cake you are going to love this one.  It is so easy to make and if you don’t care for coconut this is the cake for you!  Again don’t blame me when you eat the whole thing!  I did warn you.

Pecan Praline Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  1. heat butter and buttermilk over low heat just until butter is melted.
  2. Place in a mixing bowl and cool slightly.
  3. Add sugar and eggs; beat thoroughly.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture, beating well.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 min.  ( I used a dark pan and reduced the heat by 25 degrees and cooked for only 25 min.)


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Combine butter, sugar, soda, and buttermilk. and heat over low heat.
  2. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add pecans.
  4. Spread over hot cake in pan.
  5. Broil about 5 inches from heat for about 2 minutes or until the icing bubbles. 


The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Desserts

44 responses to “Pecan Praline Cake

  1. OMG from SnOwMG. 🙂 This looks crazy good.

    Have a great day back to work tomorrow!

  2. Looks delicious – I love easy cakes that pack in lots of flavor..

  3. the broiled topping is what wins my heart–it’s hard to beat! in fact, i’ve been known to cut a piece of cake in half, eating the frosting-happy top half and leaving the cakey bottom. 🙂

  4. Tot Free

    Hey Wanda… I just have to share this recipe with you. It’s so simple and it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s a Hershey Bar Cake. Here’s what you do:
    Cook a German chocolate cake mix in three layers according to package directions and cool. Ice with:
    1 12-oz. Cool Whip
    1 8-oz. pkg. softened cream cheese
    almost a whole box of 10X powdered sugar
    Grate 2 Hershey bars into filling, saving a little to garnish the top with.
    Everyone LOVES this cake… and it’s so easy.

    • theteachercooks

      Thanks Tot for the great sounding recipe. I should try this one with my classes in the spring! I will let you know how it turns out! Hope that you are doing well.

  5. edwin 1st

    I think that this cake would go well with milk, and I would love to try some.

  6. amber 1st

    This looks delicious. I love anything with pecans in it. This cake sounds really easy to make

  7. Viviana Dishmey

    This cake looks really easy to make and it looks really delicious.

  8. Alex

    looks yummy, although im not a big fan of pecans or pralines :/

  9. candi h

    this cake looks very interresting and good! i would always love to try a new desert! so i think i may make this one night! 🙂

  10. Rebecca McConnell

    I like that something so sweet and good can be so easy to make. I will try this recipe at home!

  11. Jessica v.

    it absolutely delicious!!! i love the whole german chocolate and pecan idea ((: im thinking about making it for my family.

  12. Danielle

    This cake sounds really good and is very easy to make(:

  13. kassie

    looks good and ready to eat it 🙂

  14. this pecan cake looks delicious

  15. KatieS.

    This looks great. : )

  16. KatieS.

    This looks good. : )

  17. alyssa b

    I didn’t know this was a german cake, now I do. 🙂

  18. alyssa b

    I didn’t know this was a german cake, now I do 🙂

  19. Brooke H

    I’ve never had a pecan pie before but this picture makes me want to go home and make it for myself:)

  20. Julie O

    this cake looks amazingly good. it making me hungry. i am planning on going home and making it.

  21. these ingredients look tricky!! is kroger ok??

  22. Katie Johnson

    This cake looks awesome. but I’m allergic to Cocoa, is there a substitute I could use instead?

  23. breana h 2cd

    i bet this is a wonderfull cake but i can honestly say that i would not make it be i am not a fan of german choclate or choclate cake in generaled but it looks very good

  24. Galia S

    This looks so easy to make, I never would’ve thought you could make a cake this easy!! it looks delicious!

  25. ashton 2nd

    looks yummy! can you taste the nuts in the cake? im not a big fan of tht

  26. carmen g

    i love german chocolate cake! so im definitely going to have to try this! (:

  27. jasmin m1t

    i learned that for the icing it has to be broiled.

  28. Brittany H.

    I didn’t know that you could put pecans and cocnuts in an ingredience together, and make it taste good. Ecspecially in a cake.

  29. Lindsey 2nd

    I learned that there is soda in the icing used to make this cake, it look simple and fun to make.

  30. Chelsea G

    What soda do you add to the icing?
    -Chelsea G 2nd prd

  31. Jordan Griffin 2nd block

    I learned that there was brown sugar and soda in this..

  32. Sarah M. 2nd period

    I normally don’t eat chocolate or pecans, but it sounds and looks awesome I’ll have to try it some time : )

  33. Jasmine Jones

    I’m not a big pecan fan but this makes me second guess, not only does it look so appetizing but it looks it’ll be fun to cook.

  34. Marty-2nd period

    I learned that you can use soda in your recipe.(like cake) The cake has icing but doesn’t look like it does.

  35. This looks like a tasty treat!

  36. It’s kind of related to the German Chocolate Cake, isn’t it Wanda? Sans coconut of course. Looks lovely and that frosting is mouth watering. Will give this a try when the kids are down next month.

    BTW: I’ve used one of your recipes on my blog today!

  37. gabby 1per. 2nd sem. 2011

    i honesly dont eat pecan cakes but my grandmothers are big on cooking cakes like this

  38. Harold Colquitt

    look’s good!

  39. Gifty

    This seems pretty simple to make and i love German chocolate cake so hopefully i’ll like this one!

  40. Kaylon

    I most definitely will try this when I get the chance, it looks yummy.. and you take phenominal pictures 🙂

  41. charity

    i learned you need vanilla in a german chocolate cake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s