Easy Sweet and Moist Honey Pecan Cake Recipe

Honey Pecan Cake is my to-go cake. This is the cake I usually make when I don’t have much time to prepare a dessert. I like this cake for the wonderful moist cake with a sweet 2 ingredient cream, and I love cakes with nuts; especially pecans! Do You? 

Honey Pecan cake is a very simple cake to make, so give it a try.

Easy Moist Pecan Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of Flour

Cream:

Topping:

  • A cup of Pecans, chopped

pecan cake

Directions on How to Make the Moistest Honey Pecan Cake: 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9″ cake pan by buttering it up.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, on high speed, beat together 4 large eggs and 1 cup of sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of Honey (any kind you like) and a teaspoon of baking powder.
  • On low speed add in 1 Cup of flour.

honey cake

  • Transfer the batter into your prepared cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test.

Making 2 Ingredient Cream: 

  • Make Dulce de leche usually ahead of time, I have few cans standing for times when I need it right away. 
  • Mix dulce de leche in a small bowl with 1 cup of softened unsalted butter.

Putting the Honey Pecan cake together: 

  • Chop 1 cup of pecans.
  • Slice cake in half horizontally.
  • To moisten the cake, mix together 1 teaspoon of sugar and 3/4 cup of water. Generously pour on the inside of the cake (both slices) with a teaspoon.
  • Spread half of the cream on one side of the cake slice.
  • Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the cream.

  • Close the cake, putting the second piece of the cake on top of the cream with pecans.
  • Spread the cream all over the cake, and sprinkle the rest of the pecans all over the cake.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

moist honey pecan cake

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Easy Sweet and Moist Honey Pecan Cake Recipe

Honey Pecan Cake

I like this cake for the wonderful moist cake with a sweet 2 ingredient cream, and I love cakes with nuts; especially pecans!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 413 kcal

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • cake pan
  • small bowl
  • pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • cake spatula

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour

For the cream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 can dulce de leche cooked, cooled

For putting the cake together:

  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup water

Instructions
 

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 9" cake pan by greasing it.
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 4 eggs and 1 cup of sugar for 2 minutes on high speed.
    Honey Pecan Cake
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • In a separate small cup, combine 1 teaspoon lemon juice and ½ teaspoon baking soda. It will start to foam right away. Add it to the cake mix.
  • On low speed, add in 1 cup on flour.
    Honey Pecan Cake
  • Transfer the batter into your prepared cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    Honey Pecan Cake

For the cream:

  • Prepare a can on dulce de leche by boiling the can on medium heat in a pot for exactly 2 hours. Let it cool before adding it to the recipe.
  • Combine dulce de leche and 1 cup softened unsalted butter in a small bowl.
    Honey Pecan Cake

Putting the cake together:

  • Chop 1 cup of pecans.
  • Slice the cake in half, horizontally.
  • Moisten the cake by combining the 1 teaspoon of sugar and ¾ cup of water. Generously pour the liquid with a teaspoon on both insides of the cake.
  • Spread half of the cream on one side of the cake and then place the other slice on top.
  • Cover the cake with the cream and sprinkle the chopped pecans of the cream.
    Honey Pecan Cake

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Honey Pecan Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 668IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword butter, buttercream, cake, dessert, dulce de leche, honey, lemon juice, pecan, russian cake, russian dessert
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