This cake is fantastic ! It's a beautiful cake to make for bridal or baby showers or ladies' luncheons. It's always a raving hit when I make it for party dinners. I love the ease, love the almond flavoring. It's a very easy cake to make and special enough for those nice occasions. Try it ! True, the chocolate sheet cake is also special, but opt out of the norm for a change.
I found this recipe in the July Southern Living Magazine and made the cake for my mother's 87th birthday.. she loved white cake with caramel icing. As it turned out, this was her last birthday celebration, she passed away one month later. Everyone loved the cake and it holds a very dear memory for me...I would definitely make it again..with no changes to the recipe.
Got great compliments from this cake! i saw some other pictures online and it looked like sausage and gravy, so i stirred the frosting for a long time until it was a nice tan color, then pressed the pecans onto the frosting after pouring it on cake. made a much better presentation than mixing the nuts into it.