Photo: Tine Cornett
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Makes 12 servings

This three-layer butter cake has a pecan-pie filling in between the cake layers, a rich cream cheese frosting, and a topping of sweet coconut and chopped pecans.  It's a great dessert for holiday entertaining.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir 1 cup finely chopped coconut into Pecan Pie Cake Batter; spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Step 3

Spread Pecan Pie Filling between layers. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle top and sides with toasted pecans and toasted coconut. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

hidvero's Review

October 31, 2011
This cake tastes great. One major adjustment I had to make was the baking time. I had to bake it over 60 minutes vs. the 25 minutes the recipe says. I also had to add 2/3 cup of corn starch instead of the 1/3 cup the cream filling recipe calls for otherwise the cream was too soft. At the end however this was a success!!

fyitm50's Review

March 04, 2010
this is a outstanding cake. i made this last sunday for lunch. it was a huge hit. everybody love it including our picking son. to make it easier i premeasured all the dry ingredients the day before. i also used butter & pure vanilla. i will make this cake again.

Laura1980's Review

October 21, 2010
Fabulous cake with outstanding presentation! I made it when I hosted bunco, and everyone loved it. I did not coat the outside of the cake with toasted coconut, but I did use coconut in the cake batter. My husband is NOT a fan of coconut, so I didn't tell him it was in the cake until after he ate it and liked it. I am definitely making this cake again.

Where's the rest of the ingredients to make this Please

December 08, 2017
I would Love to make this looks so delicious...I don't know if it's my computer..but when I looked at the ingredients to make it ..only 3 ingredients are listed...where are the rest of the ingredients?

Vvsesler's Review

December 25, 2011
This cake is marvelous! I made it exactly as the recipe says and everything turned out great. I will definitely make it again.

tayloredmondson's Review

March 24, 2014
This cake was amazing! I didn't add the coconut to the actual cake like the recipe calls for, and it was plenty sweet and wonderful!! Will definitely be making again!

domesticdroid's Review

December 26, 2012
I made this cake for Christmas. It was good, but I think I'll tweak the recipe a bit before making it again. It seemed to be missing something. Perhaps adding pecans to the filling would help and substituting whipped cream frosting in place of the cream cheese frosting. I'll have to experiment. Overall it wasgood.

Donnamgarland's Review

December 24, 2011
Phenominal cake! Delicious carmel taste! Made a 4 layer square cake, turned out beautiful. Kids and everyone loved it.

Hinrid's Review

November 23, 2013
I used my favorite German chocolate cake frosting recipe for the filling. I would have like more flavor in the cake batter.

bianca0520's Review

August 15, 2014