Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake.  Oh, and there’s some sugared pecans in there, too!  Enjoy!

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This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!We no longer have rolls of toilet paper in our house.  Instead, we have piles of tissue on the bathroom floor.  I recognize that talking about toilet paper isn’t the most appealing of topics, but this one is just too good to pass up!  Robbie is now just over 15 months old, and he is definitely testing his limits.  He’s also a true boy in that he gets a bit wild in the afternoons…just about the time when Dad goes on afternoon Robbie duty!  

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!We’ve done a pretty good job at baby-proofing our house.  We’ve got those little plastic covers for the electrical outlets.  We’ve got padded corners on any side tables within Robbie’s reach.  Heck, we even moved our coffee table to the basement for a while so that the little guy has more room to play.  But there have been some surprises in there, too.  Most notably, the toilet paper.

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!We mistakenly left the bathroom door cracked recently.  Robbie headed down the back hall (where the bathroom is located), but we didn’t think twice.  It’s a small hallway, and there’s really nothing he can get into back there.  Plus, he loves to watch the clothes tumble around and around in the dryer.  So you can imagine the look on our faces when we stepped back a couple of minutes later.  Robbie had discovered the toilet paper.  More specifically, Robbie had discovered how to unroll the toilet paper onto the floor.  And now we have to make sure that bathroom door is closed…

While Robbie was off learning about the physics of toilet paper holders, I was in the kitchen baking a pound cake.  More specifically, I was baking this Pecan Praline Bundt Cake.  I’ve been on a bit of a praline kick lately.  I used them as a topping last year on this Banana Pudding Cheesecake.  (On a side note, Laura still claims that cheesecake is the best dessert I’ve ever made!)  Then over the holidays, I made some pralines straight up…with a splash of bourbon.  I went back to the praline idea with this Pecan Praline Bundt Cake, and I’m glad I did!

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!Instead of making the pralines and crumbling ’em on top of the cake, I simply turned the flavors into a frosting that got poured all over the top of the cake.  Then I just sprinkled candied pecans all over the frosting before it hardened.  Cake + frosting + candied nuts = delicious!  I’ve always been a fan of a good bundt cake, and this Pecan Praline Bundt Cake definitely deserves a spot in the recipe box.  Or in your bookmarks.  Or however you keep your recipes.  Enjoy, my friends!

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!

Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake.  Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too!  Enjoy!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 406kcal


For the Pound Cake

For the Frosting

For the Pecans


For the Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray a standard Bundt pan; set aside.
  • Using a countertop mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes on medium-high speed).
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  • Add 1 cup of flour along with baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix until well combined.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla; mix until well combined.
  • Add remaining 1 cup of flour; mix until well combined.
  • Transfer batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out mostly clean.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes before turning cake out onto baking rack. Let cake cool completely before adding frosting.

For the Pecans

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush foil with the melted butter; set pan aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg white and water. Add pecan halves and toss until well coated.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Add this mixture to the bowl with pecans and toss until well coated.
  • Spread pecans across buttered baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
  • Let cool before using.
  • {Optional} Toss pecans in an additional 2-3 Tbsp of sugar after they've cooled.

For the Frosting

  • Using a medium saucepan, add brown sugar, butter and milk. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove pan from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla extract; stir until well combined.
  • Let frosting cool just slightly and then pour around top of cake. While frosting is still warm, sprinkle sugared pecans on top of cake.

This Pecan Praline Bundt Cake features a warm praline frosting poured over a moist cake. Oh, and there's some sugared pecans in there, too! Enjoy!

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  1. Hahaha! I see Robbie has a very promising future as an up and coming expert teepee-er! Though that innocent face right as he unrolled that whole roll is simply precious – that innocent face – why, I’d let him unroll all my toilet paper rolls – especially if he brought a slice of this bundt with him! Dude – that frosting!!!! I love cake but I could eat that frosting with a spoon! Forget sending my drone, I’m gonna hop in my car and head north – I’ll see this bundt in t-minus 14 hours – y’all better not finish it before I get there! 🙂
    Happy Wednesday David!

    1. Oh geez. TP’ing. He’s definitely following his Dad’s footsteps there. I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I definitely did my share of TP’ing as a high schooler. Haha! But, hey, there are so many worse things a high schooler could do, right? So you’d let Robbie unroll all of your TP rolls? He’s on the way down as we speak…you better watch out! 🙂 Thanks, Shashi!!

  2. So, I love the recipe (my husbands group has had a super stressful week and this looks like the perfect Friday pick-me-up!) but what is even better is you giggling at Little Man as he’s unrolling that TP. Priceless! Tubes are so overrated anyway. 😉

    1. Oh man, this would indeed be a great Friday pick-me-up, Marla! 🙂 Laura has had a bit of a rough go at her work lately, too…perhaps I should follow your lead and make her group something fun soon! Yeah, I couldn’t stop from laughing in that video. Robbie going to town on that TP roll is just too much! Thanks so much for commenting, and I hope things turn around for your husband’s group!

  3. Haha, this video is hilarious, David. And I bet when Robbie started to unroll the paper, he had already known what he was supposed to do. Look at him – he didn’t hesitate for a second. Also, there could be a fascinating game for you guys (until the times you can pull Catan). There are only 2-3 people required. The rules are simple: one player unrolls the paper while the other(s) rolls them up. The winner is that player who’s faster:) This Pecan Praline Cake looks and sounds fascinating too. However, I wish you had made a maple frosting even though this one is really good too. Also, I wish you had sent a few slices to me, but I’m afraid it’s easier to make you grow lavender rather than ship me something delicious. You see, I’m almost hopeless now:)

    1. Oh yeah, that kid knew exactly where he was going once he saw the bathroom door open! I don’t know what the TP roll did to him, but man…it’s like his mortal enemy! 🙂 Haha…I’m pretty sure Robbie would ALWAYS win that TP game. I mean look how fast he can unroll that thing…I could never match that!

      You know, a good maple frosting would be quite nice. I’ll have to keep that one up my sleeve for a future cake! Maple Lavender Bundt Cake perhaps??

  4. Ahhhhh Robbie’s testing his limits. I can only imagine the tissue all over the floor in the bathroom. LOL, It makes me giggle. Can you believe my parents didn’t baby proof the house, David! They were very strict and had total control over us even as toddlers. It sounds impossible nowadays. OMG that video of Robbie is so adorable. He’s getting so big so fast, and he’s going to be a little trouble maker, in the cutest way possible. This pound cake looks like something my Grandmother would make. I wish I had a piece right now.

    1. Oh the first time he played the TP trick, he definitely did it without us looking. So when we came into the bathroom, it was like…what the heck happened to the TP? 🙂 Oh my gosh. I can’t imagine how your parents did it! We’re just beginning the toddler-proofing, and there are so many things that Robbie can get into! Also, I agree that bundt cakes totally remind me of Grandma. Why is that? Either way, I’m happy to carry on the tradition…bundts are one of my favorite types of cake! Happy Thursday, my west coast friend!

  5. Hi David. Pound cake is one of Gary’s favorites and these sugared pecans take it over the top. I’m not sure they would make it to the cake. I made a chocolate sour cream bundt cake last week which did not last very long. We are working on peach cobbler now.

    1. Gary and I are kindred souls, Dorothy! I love a good pound cake myself. In fact, it would be in the running for my favorite type of cake. There’s something so warm and comforting about a good pound cake! Oh, and don’t even tease me with the peach cobbler idea. We’ve got a good 5 months before I’ll be able to find peaches up here! But a peach cobbler pound cake! How good does that sound??

  6. Love a good bundt cake and the praline frosting looks most luxurious! Would love to have a piece or two right now with my cup of tea 🙂 So much fun watching Robbie unroll the toilet paper – he is such a cutie. It is very important to understand how things work 🙂 My cats are doing the same thing with the toilet paper, I always have to make sure the bathroom door is closed and every time I forget I have a huge pile of toilet paper on the floor … I think I have to film them next time as well.

    1. I’m right there with ya, Miriam! It’s hard to beat a good bundt cake. They feel so old-fashioned and comforting. 🙂 You know, that’s a good way to look at Robbie’s obsession with the toilet paper. He’s just figuring out how things work! He’s clearly following his Mom into engineering. Haha! (Although, he does love to watch when Dad cooks, too!) You should totally film the cats with the toilet paper next time. Then we can put the 2 videos side-by-side. Hah! Thanks so much, my London friend…hope your week is going well so far!

    1. Oh man…I’ve been craving some chicory coffee like you wouldn’t believe lately, Jeff! I might just have to break down and order some online…because good luck finding it in upstate NY!

    1. Hahaha…I can only take 1 person unrolling the TP in our house at any one time, Manali! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind comment about the cake, too!

  7. How adorable is your son!? And, in his defense, if you don’t have to clean it up, it would be pretty fun to spin it off the roll. 🙂

    Pecan praline ice cream is my second favorite (vanilla bean is first because I’m hopelessly boring) – but I’d never imagined it as cake! Looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Haha…you are indeed right about that, Marissa! Heck, there are a lot of things that are fun if you don’t have to clean up afterwards, right? 🙂 Oh man…I think we’re kindred ice cream spirits. I love vanilla bean (#1!) and then a good pecan praline is right up there, too. This cake version turned out totally yummy…now I wish I had a slice with my morning coffee right now! Thanks so much for commenting, my friend!

    1. Yes! Robbie sure is a handful, but it’s moments like this with the TP that just make you stop and laugh. I’ll bring you some of this bundt cake as long as I can trade it for some of your grapefruit beer. Deal? 😉

  8. It sounds like Robbie is keeping things entertaining around your house! Toddlers get into such funny stuff sometimes… one of my nephews is obsessed with deodorant. He steals it from everyone’s rooms, walks around smelling it, and then puts it in a random spot haha.

    On another note, this cake is making me hungry! It looks delicious!

    1. Oh man, Robbie is at such a fun age right now! He’s getting to where he can communicate, and it’s so much fun watching him figure stuff out. (On a side note, it’s also shocking when he figures out something you didn’t realize he knew. He really is listening to everything we say…even if he can’t talk back to us yet!) Oh gosh, deodorant thief! I love it! 🙂 Thanks so much, Nicole. Hope you guys had an awesome weekend!

  9. Oh geebuz, that is amazing. 15 months in and we have a genius on our hands! Can anyone say ‘Costco run?’ What a legend!

    I hope you treated him with a big wedge of the bundt cake, minus the pecan praline on top- I shotgun that!

    1. Haha…I don’t know if I’d go so far as genius yet, mate! But man does that kid love himself some toilet paper! 🙂 And sadly Robbie didn’t get any of this cake…it made it’s way into the curling club instead. (I mean, I can’t be trusted with cakes around the house…what am I going to do when curling season is over?? Haha!)

    1. I definitely agree, Caroline…pecans make everything better! (And when they’re sugared and on top of a cake? Well then that’s even more awesome. Haha!)


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  11. Raising children is such a blessing and enriches your lives! Reminds me of the time when I heard my 2 little boys giggling in their room with the door shut. When I opened it – there the 2 little munchkins sitting on the floor squeezing the econo size Baby powder into the air! They were totally covered & looked like miniature snowmen! The older one looks up at me and says “. Look mummy – I’m making it snow!”. I’m from Canada & New Orleans is still my most favorite city to visit!

    1. Oh, I totally agree with you about raising children! Of course, as I type this, my son is going through my wife’s purse pulling everything out and scattering it on the floor. Hah! I can’t imagine opening the door and seeing all of that baby powder floating around. Hilarious in hindsight…although probably not hilarious at the time. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it! 🙂

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