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Praline Butter Cake

By Brooke McLay |

Cake can be a rather fussy cooking venture.  By the time you pull out and mix together all of the ingredients for the cake, you’ve got to gather the supplies for the frosting.  It can be messy, time consuming, and down-right difficult to make a moist, homemade cake from scratch.

Enter this beautiful little butter cake.  Dense and full of buttery flavor, there’s no way you can botch up this recipe.  It’s so simple, requires just a handful of ingredients, and it bakes up perfectly everytime.  Enjoy.

Easy Praline Butter Cake

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and beat until very fluffy.  Stir in flour and vanilla.  Pour batter into a well-greased & floured 9-inch cake pan.  Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes, or just until the cake springs back to the touch.  Remove from oven, invert onto a cake pan, use a drinking straw to poke several holes in the cake.  Drizzle warm frosting on top of warm cake.  Serve warm.

Caramel Drizzle Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecansIn a medium pot, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and whisk in the evaporated milk. Bring just to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in pecans.  Drizzle over cake.

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About Brooke McLay


Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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  1. [...] Babble (blog) Praline Butter Cake Babble (blog) Cake can be a rather fussy cooking venture. By the time you pull out and mix together all of the ingredients for the cake, you've got to gather the supplies … Read the original post: Praline Butter Cake – Babble (blog) [...]

  2. Susan Field says:

    This is absolutely NOTHING like a true St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. I’ve lived and grown up in St. Louis – the true cake is yeast dough on the bottom, filled with a goo concocted of butter, powdered sugar and corn syrup, then lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar after baking. Sorry, but your take on the Missouri and specifically St. Louis food is way off the target!

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