Saturday 1 February 2014

Milk Chocolate Pecan Cake

The Milk Chocolate Pecan Cake from the book Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet and Savory by Lou Seibert Pappas is the next bake for the members of The Home Bakers. The Home Bakers  is hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours. If you are keen to join us, please contact Joyce.

I don't normally buy pecans as they are fairly expensive locally. Coincidentally, my mum brought me a whole bag of pecans from the USA, just in time for me to bake this cake. The taste which pecans adds to this cake is really unique, a special taste which other nuts doesn't have. It goes so well with the chocolate chips and the cinnamon to create a lovely top crust for the cake. 

The inside of this soft and moist buttery cake is also studded with the chocolate-pecan-cinnamon mixture. This cake is so addictive and it is certainly one of my favourites cakes from this book. 

Eileen of Hundred and Eighty Degrees is the host of this bake. Please see this page for the full recipe. 


  1. Hi Mich!
    That Milk Chocolate Pecan Cake of yours looks so darn yummy, I wish I could just jump through the monitor for a nibble. It would go great with my morning coffee:) Thanks for sharing, Mich...

  2. Fantastic looking cake!!
    We loooooooooove pecan-pie, but I've never baked a cake like this one
    It's my next project :)

    btw - I made your cheese cracker and they were GREAT !!

  3. This cake looks absolutely gorgeous, the pecan and milk chocolate are wonderful together :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Pecan is a favourite! The cake looks splendid, Mich.

  5. This coffee cake sounds yummy! Chocolate bits with nuts in butter cake sure brighten my day! My kitchen is closed as me still at in-law house :) 恭喜发财!

  6. Hi Mich, pecans are so expensive over here too, but sometimes I do get it too as it tastes really nice. Most of the time I just replace recipes with walnuts haha. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you, hope u r enjoying the celebrations.

  7. This cake sound absolutely good! Wishing you a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  8. Fabulous this one!! A beautiful cake and with pecans is superb. Happy CNY!

  9. I am so attracted by your cake! This is so yum to the max

  10. Eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees4 February 2014 at 20:13

    HI Mich, yours look awesome. This recipe makes a good start for my come-back!

  11. This looks so yummy. I love pecans in baked goods.

  12. Mich, I want a big slice with a cup of hot Teh-o! So moist n yummy!

  13. Chocolate, pecans, and cinnamon sound like a winner to me. Did you save me a slice?

  14. 新年快乐!
    This cake looks so soft and yummy. ^o^

  15. Hi Mich, Happy Lunar New Year to you and family. Wishing you all the best in the horse year. Your this cake certainly look delightful, very nice texture.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  16. The way that you describe this cake just make me want a slice right now...looks beautiful too...yum!
    Happy Chinese New Year Mich :D

  17. OMG luce espectacular muy bien hecho Mich es adorable,hugs,hugs.

  18. Hi Mich,

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

    Totally agree that this is a good THB recipe too and you have baked this cake so well :D


  19. Hi Mich,
    We like this cake too! Really good with either coffee or tea! Definitely one of my favourites from this book too!

  20. Howdy Mich ! Oh my goodness, I am surely DROOLING right here looking at that piece of cake. Wanna to bite on it so much. hehe.... I want to bake one as well. Wish me luck cause I hard have time to bake for the past couple of months. Hope you're having a lovely day & enjoy.
    Btw, wishing you a very blessed Valentine's Day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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