Prep Time
20 Mins
Makes about 6 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat 1/2 cup butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well until blended. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 2

Combine flour and baking soda; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in pecans.

Step 3

Beat egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form; fold one-third of egg whites into batter. Gently fold in remaining beaten egg whites just until blended. Use immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

mvaughn693's Review

January 24, 2015
Ok time and temp not included also pans should be lined with wax paper and greased and floured but I've baked a lot and pretty much had that figured out. Every time I have made it and taken it to a party, there is not a crumb left and someone always asks for the recipe. Certainly one of my favorites. Right up there with best ever Carrot Cake

Bigdock's Review

December 28, 2013
I had to use part of another "Genoise" cake recipe because the author did not include the temp or bake time in the instructions. 350 for 20 to 25 min.