All the warm caramel and toasted pecan flavors of a pecan pie in a super simple snack cake made with just a few ingredients and NO cake mix.
The first time I made this cake I threw it in the trash.
Not because it wasn’t delicious – it was GLORIOUSLY DELICIOUS – but because it was practically raw in the middle.
And no, the impending threat of food poisoning, nor the threat to my waistline kept me out of it. It was a warm, gooey, caramelly pond of cake batter that called to me like a siren. I couldn’t stay out of it. And in a moment of triumph over my weaknesses, I scraped it into the trash.
2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 scant teaspoon salt (see notes)
Powdered sugar (optional)
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