Butter pecan is popular in the U.S. particularly in the South where pecans are the nuts of choice. The flavor ‘Butter Pecan’ is the combination of roasted pecans, butter, and vanilla flavoring. Most people think of butter pecan flavor as being reserved for ice cream. However, the flavor combination is good in desserts from ice cream, cookies, and cakes.
The flavor of my Southern Butter Pecan Pound Cake is rich and complex. It’s buttery, nutty, with a hint of caramel. The texture is soft and tender. I made a butter pecan glaze and poured it onto the hot cake. This glaze seeps into the cake making it moist and decadent.