Pecan Pie Snack Cake

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5 Ingredients, one bowl and you have yourself a tasty little snack cake.  Perfect for a small family or three back to back DVR’d episodes of Downtown Abby!  It is a dense cake and you will notice it uses no levelers like baking powder or baking soda.

This will make Mr. Laughing Spatula’s top ten – he loved this cake…. and I’ll tell you a little secret…it’s a muffin recipe that I turned into a cake!  Why?  Because I love cake!  But, if you prefer a more portable cake, you can pour this batter into muffin tins and have Pecan Pie Muffins.  Hows that for versatile?

Actually, now that I think about it, you could probably turn any muffin recipe into a snack cake?  Holy Cow, that just gets my food obsessed brain chugging along on a snowy sunday morning!

Love snack cake?….you might want to try Lemon Raspberry Snack Cake as well.

Pecan Pie Snack Cake
An easy, tasty Snack Cake or Muffin recipe
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (and several left whole for garnish)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cover 9 x 9 cake pan with non stick spray
  3. Mix all ingredients except whole pecans and pour into cake pan
  4. Top with whole pecans
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean



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  1. This will be very tastyl with a Darjeeling tea during Downton Abbey.

  2. This looks delish! 1/2 cup of flour seems like a very small amount. Is this why the lack of leavening ingredient works?

    • 1/2 cup does seem like a small amount…in fact I kinda panicked when I saw your note and thought I messed up the recipe
      ! I double checked and 1/2 cup is correct whew! I’m no food scientist but I’m thinking the pecans make up for the missed flour. Hope you give it a try!

      • Sorry about the scare! I’m going to try out this Pecan Cake and your English Muffin Bread this week. Thanks for the recipes.

        I’m glad to have found your sweet site (from a

  3. It looks good. Only one question, no baking powder, no soda? Thank you.

  4. Yummy!

    • Thanks Tash! It’s a bit different…no levelers like baking soda or powder so it has a dense texture….alot like a Pecan Pie 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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