Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Caramel Pecan Cake


Caramel Pecan Cake

Caramel pecan cake is a delightful cake with the irresistible flavor of caramel and roasted pecans .Dark ember colored caramel is something that I have never been able to resist  in desserts or in baked goodies.This recipe takes a little time, preparing the caramel and roasting and chopping the pecans,but it is really worth the effort.


Ingredients
For the caramel syrup
Sugar - 1 cup
water - 1/4 cup
Butter- 1/4 cup

For the caramel  sauce
Caramel syrup
Heavy cream- 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp

For the cake
Flour-2 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Caramel syrup- 1/3 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/3 tsp
Salt- 1/3 tsp
milk- 1/2 cup
Eggs -3
Vanilla essence- 1 1/2 tsp
Butter- 1/2 stick
Chopped pecans 1/2 cup

Layer pecans evenly on a cookie pan and place in the oven at 350 degree F for about 6-8 minutes till there is nice flavor. When cooled chop this and keep aside

To make caramel: In a pan add sugar and water. Leave it in medium flame to melt and brown up. Do not stir and allow it to melt and change color. take off from the flame and add butter and stir and put it back in medium flame undisturbed till it attains a dark ember color. Switch off the flame and allow to cool. Remove half of the syrup and keep aside. Reheat the rest of the syrup and add 1/4 cup of heavy cream ( take it off from the flame before adding heavy cream as the mixture will be bubbly). Stir till it attains a creamy sauce texture. Add vanilla essence and allow to cool till it attains room temperature.

To make the cakes shift flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.Prepare cake tin by buttering and lining with parchment paper.

Using a hand mixer beat room temperature butter and sugar till it is creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat the mixture till light and fluffy. Fold in little by little flour and stir in caramel sauce, vanilla essence and milk till the mixture is smooth and even. Mix chopped pecan with two tsp of flour and fold into the batter. Pour into prepared cake tin. Even it using the spatula and bake for 40 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake completely.Spread a layer of caramel sauce decorate the cake as desired.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

40 comments:

  1. The cake looks so moist & hearty......I'd gulp down the whole piece for breakfast with a cup of tea......

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  2. Wow it is ...looks so moist n perfect ...the caramel looks so yum ....gud one

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  3. Beautiful looking cake... Awesome texture and love your table setting..
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

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  4. Wow Wish I could have a piece of cake!!

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  5. am totally in love with your recipes! and i can see how this slice is simply a piece of heaven!

    love love!

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  6. Perfect n neat slice...enikkum koodi onnu ponotte...

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  7. Fantastic cake, love caramel in bakes, cake looks absolutely super moist,nutty and elegant..

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  8. the cake is simply awesome....looks perfect too...even i love the taste of caramel...


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  9. That's truly innovative and perfectly baked.I can imagine the flavour.Slurp !

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  10. Thats a wonderful cake.. Loved the recipe..

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  11. Adipoli peacan cake Suja, I love the caramel in there.

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  12. Delicious cake :) Stunning it looks. Wish to grab the piece from the picture :)

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  13. lovely yum yum pecan cake..Well decorated!
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  14. cake looks superb dear, simple and wonderful clicks..

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  15. adipoli cake dear urappayum try cheyyum ketto

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  16. The picture looks so moist...Love it and looks very delicious.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  17. I love caramel flavour a lotttttt..That cake looks super soft,I too add milk in all my cakes :)

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  18. Love pecans and your cake with pecans and caramel flavor looks delicious.

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  19. Suja,loved the cake,and I am a huge fan of caramel myself.Loved the plate and the presentation too:)!!!

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  20. adipoli cake.....loved the click

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  21. The cake looks delicious.. awesome texture and colour.. nic eclicks..

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  22. Cake looks soft, spongy, yummy and flavourful. Wonderful presentation.

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  23. yummmmmmmm...who can Say No to that slice of cake baked to perfection

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  24. Wow looks so good nice recipe ...

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  25. Hi Suja,thanks for the Caramel-Pecan Combo Cake - luks spongy,Yumm and divine.Thanks for sharing and dropping in.

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  26. wow yummy and delicious pan cake...too gud!!!

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  27. wow dear i loved the cake..looking gud...nicely dressed

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  28. Great presentation and looks superb!

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  29. A very nice recipe and the photograph looks beautiful!

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  30. That's a gorgeous slice of cake, love that caramel sauce.

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  31. looks so delicious, awesome presentation!

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  32. perfect and yummy cake....loved it..

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  33. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

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