Pecan Bundt Cake
Recipe from Family Circle

This old-fashioned nut cake is generously filled with pecans. Be sure to chop them finely so they spread evenly throughout the cake.



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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    unsalted butter, softened
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    2 1/4  cups 
    packed light-brown sugar
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    5   
    eggs, separated
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    3 1/4  cups 
    sifted all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/3  cup 
    light cream or milk
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
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    3   cups 
    finely chopped pecans, plus pecan halves to garnish

Directions
1.
Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
2.
With an electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar. Beat until very light and fluffy. In a bowl, beat yolks for 5 minutes, until thick; fold into sugar mixture.
3.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt onto waxed paper; alternately add to yolk mixture with cream and vanilla. Fold in pecans.
4.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they form stiff but not dry peaks. Fold into batter; spread into prepared pan.
5.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour, 10 minutes, or until cracked slightly. Cool cake in pan. Remove from pan; spoon on Sugar Glaze. Top with pecan halves.
Sugar Glaze:

1.
Combine 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl. Add about 5 teaspoons milk to make a thick, pouring consistency.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 542, Fat, total (g) 35, chol. (mg) 114, sat. fat (g) 13, carb. (g) 53, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 97, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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