Nutty Graham Picnic Cake


Nutty Graham Picnic Cake

Nutty Graham Picnic Cake
1 (10-inch) cake
50 Min

This from-scratch Nutty Graham Picnic Cake will steal the hearts of loved ones because nothing beats the taste of a cake made from scratch, especially one with the flavors of cinnamon and pecan baked right in. It's perfect for your table or picnic basket and it's got all the right flavors that'll make 'em go "yum!"

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.



  • 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.
  • This Nutty Graham Picnic Cake would make a fantastic finisher for your Perfect Picnic Menu!

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I made this cake yesterday but found it not to have a lot of flavor and was a little crumbly when cutting and trying to eat. Don't know where I could have gone wrong as I followed the recipe to the letter. I hope others have better luck

We're sorry to hear that this cake didn't turn out well for you. We don't know what could have gone wrong, but there are a couple of things that may be the cause: 1) oven - some ovens heat differently; 2) pan - it's important to use a 10-inch pan for this recipe as this will affect the way the cake cooks. Also, if you prefer a little more flavor you can try adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. We hope you'll give this cake another try or find another great one on our site!

Did you use the self rising flour? If so then maybe you need a bit more moisture..try it with about 1/4 cup of mayonnaise or 1/4 cup sour cream in the batter. Ina Garten has a delightful crumb cake recipe with sour cream that sounds a lot like this.

I made this cake today and it is like a carrot cske without carrots.It is good

How do I make my own "self rising flour" ?

Hi there! To make your own self rising flour, just use 1 cup of flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix well and you're ready to go! Enjoy!

Can one use a bundt pan in place of a tube pan?

it appears you can use any shape pan you's all about making sure it doesn't stick in it.

I thank it will be so good.

This recipe sounds very good and easy to make for any occasion.Going to make for Mothers day.

sounds as tho i need to try this soon!!


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