Denise’s Yummy Pecan Cake

by Denise on December 30, 2010

Baking is one of my favorite winter activities…and I especially love fast and easy recipes that the kids can help out with.  This recipe is a family favorite that we get constant requests for and the kids really enjoy getting to help chop up the pecans.  The pecan cake is so yummy on its own that you don’t need the powdered sugar icing, but I like to add it sometimes if I’m giving the cake as a gift or making it for a bake sale.


  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 quart chopped pecans


Cream sugar and margarine in large bowl. Add eggs and blend well. Mix in milk, vanilla and bisquick. Mix until smooth. Add chopped pecans. Pour into a bundt pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in pre-heated oven 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before turning out onto a plate. A powdered sugar icing can be drizzled over the top if desired.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn December 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Sounds easy and delicious! Put this on my Stuff to do list. Thanks for sharing it with us!


carolyn s December 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm

This sounds delicious. Do you think I could substitute Truvia or Splenda, egg whites, or egg beaters and skim milk in this recipe. I have heart smart Bisquick, and we are trying to eat as healthy as possible and this recipe is killing me, lol.

thanks for sharing.


Julie December 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

Looks great but is that amount of pecans correct-a quart??


Denise December 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Carolyn – actually that sounds like it would work perfectly! Could you let us know how it comes out if you try it??

Julie – it is a quart, but it probably would have been easier for me to say 4 cups :) That’s a lot of nuts, but it’s SO worth it!


Andrea Holloman December 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Sounds like a great way to start our new year!


ann b January 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

I see the use of Bisquick-will this still come out cake like or will it heavy? Sounds good and the pecans are right up this family’s alley


Denise January 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

It really is cake-like, but the pecans do make it heavy :) If your family likes pecans I promise they’ll ask you to make this over and over!


ann b January 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

thanks Denise going to do it now


ann b January 5, 2011 at 1:14 am

made it and family loved it-thank you!


Denise January 5, 2011 at 1:37 am

Awesome – I’m so glad! Thanks Ann :)


shirley January 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Made on New Years Eve. All our family loved it. Only had 3 cups pecans, but it still was absolutley wonderful. Thank you for sharing this quick to prepare and delicious cake


Denise January 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Yay – thanks so much for letting us know Shirley! I’m so glad your family likes it :)


Mary January 17, 2011 at 2:34 am

Hello, what do you think about a homemade Bisquick mix? Has anyone tried this recipe that way and will it work well? Thanks!


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