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Nutty Graham Picnic Cake

(1 Votes)
MAKES
1 (10-inch) cake
COOK TIME
50 Min
READY IN
50 Min

Steal the hearts of the loved ones around your table with this show stopping cake! This one deserves an audible "yum" and we're sure it'll get one from your gang!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup cinnamon-flavored graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted and divided
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons milk
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric beater until creamy; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
     
  2. Combine flour and cracker crumbs; add to butter mixture alternately with orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed after each addition until blended. Stir in 1 cup pecans. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
     
  3. Bake 48 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Cake will not rise to top of pan.) Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack
     
  4. Stir together powdered sugar and enough milk to make a good drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.


     
Notes
  • Cinnamon-flavored graham crackers enrich this cake with homespun flavor. But don't worry if you don't have the cinnamon variety; just stir 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in with the flour.
     
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check our collection of Dessert Ideas: Top 9 Recipes with Cinnamon.

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