Thursday, August 11, 2011

Butter Pecan Crumb Cake

Last night the hubby was craving some cake...and he wanted me to just make him a box cake with store-bought frosting...can you believe the nerve???:)  Well, I found a Butter Pecan cake mix and thought I could come up with something wonderful to do with it.  And I believe I did!  This was really good.  We ate it after the kiddo's were in bed so didn't get their opinion.  But they all were wanting some for breakfast this morning (but being the good Mom I am...never mind I won't finish that sentence:)), so if my kiddo's begging to have some for breakfast is any indication.... 

Butter Pecan Crumb Cake
1 Butter Pecan Cake Mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon maple extract

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine all cake ingredients.  Beat for 4 minutes at medium speed.  Your cake mix will look really light and fluffy.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (you want it to be starting to brown on the edges but not set up and browning in the center). 

While the cake is cooking, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Cut the margarine into the mixtures until it resembles course crumbs.  Then mix in the pecans.  After the cake has been cooking for 20-25 minutes pull it out of the oven and sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the cake.  The cake will fall a little, that is normal from the weight of the crumbs...don't worry!:)  Put the cake back in the over for another 10-15 minutes or until the crumbs have caramelized on the cake.  Remove from the oven and let sit for about 10 minutes.

You can serve it warm with some ice cream or whipped cream...Oh My!!

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