Pecan Spice Cake

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READY IN:
2hrs 52mins
SERVES:
12-16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. First, make cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  4. Prepare cake mix as package directs; stir in pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the 2 pans; bake as directed on pkg.
  6. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes; then remove from pans and cool completely.
  7. While cake is baking you can make the filling and the frosting.
  8. Coconut-Pecan Filling: In saucepan, mix corn syrup, sugar, milk, butter, egg yolks and vanilla.
  9. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 10-12 minutes; remove from heat.
  10. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  11. Cool until thick and spreadable; makes 2-1/4 cups.
  12. Next, make Luscious Chocolate Frosting.
  13. In bowl, beat cream cheese, corn syrup and butter until creamy.
  14. Beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla until frosting is of spreading consistency; makes 1-1/3 cups.
  15. Now assemble cake.
  16. When cake is cool, split layers horizontally in half.
  17. Place one cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/3 of Coconut-Pecan Filling.
  18. Top with 2nd cake layer; spread with about 2/3 cup Luscious Chocolate Frosting.
  19. Top with 3rd cake layer; spread with 1/3 of filling.
  20. Top with 4th cake layer.
  21. Frost side of cake with remaining frosting; spread top of cake with remaining filling.
  22. Yes, frosting on the side and filling on top.
  23. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.

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