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Pecan Chewy Cake (aka Pecan Chewies) has a dreamy texture similar to a blonde. This delicious southern dessert is filled with gooey butter, brown sugar, and pecans! What more could one ask for? It’s love at first bite!

A stack of three of my pecan chew cake bars aka pecan chewies

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year where we gather together with family and friends and reflect on our wonderful blessings and eat lots of food and glorious SWEETS! I don’t know about you, but at my house we always have enough for a small army.  Each person has their favorite dishes and we make sure they are ALL always on the table. That is an excuse for all this food we have on the table, because thankfully our family keeps growing and everyone has to have their favs!

The recipe is my mom’s first cousin Darice’s. There are many versions of this recipe out there, but this is how our cousin made hers. She shared it with my mom and we have enjoyed it so much through the years.

This is the southerner’s version of a blonde!  Brown Sugar, pecans, and that chewy cake texture make for the best bite! It’s chewy and gooey and enjoyed thoroughly when it’s warm. But honestly, it’s scrumptious any way you eat it!

And even though we always make this at Thanksgiving, we enjoy it many other times of the year too! Try it warm with some vanilla ice – YUMMMMM!

a stack of my pecan chewy cake bars aka pecan chewies

What you need for PECAN CHEWY CAKE

  • butter (melted)
  •  brown sugar
  • self-rising flour
  • eggs
  • pecans, roughly chopped (you can also use walnuts)
  • vanilla (this isn’t in my Aunt’s recipe, but it is a nice addition)
a tray of sliced pecan chewy cake bars aka pecan chewies

How to Make PECAN CHEWY CAKE

  1. In a glass or microwaveable, melt 10 tablespoons of butter (this is a stick and 1/4), add one box of brown sugar and mix together until well incorporated.
  2. Next, you add in two cups of self-rising flour, three eggs, one and one-half cups of pecans or you could use walnuts as well and vanilla.
  3. Pour in a greased 9 x 13 pan and spread out evenly among the pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, then drop the pan to settle the cake and bake for 5 more minutes.

Chewy Cake is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table, but can be enjoyed any time of the year!

a stack of my pecan chewy cake bars aka pecan chewies on a baking tray

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A stack of three of my pecan chew cake bars aka pecan chewies
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Pecan Chewy Cake (Pecan Chewies)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Nikki Lee
Pecan Chewy Cake (aka Pecan Chewies) has a dreamy texture similar to a blonde. This delicious southern dessert is filled with gooey butter, brown sugar, and pecans!
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Ingredients 

  • 10 tbsp butter, melted, (1 1/4 sticks)
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 3 each large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups pecans, roughly chopped (you can also use walnuts)
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease or spray cooking spray in 9 X 13 pan.
  • Melt Butter. Add one box of brown sugar and mix together until well incorporated.
  • Next add two cups of self rising flour, three eggs, one and one half cups of pecans and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Pour into greased 9 X 13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove pan and drop the pan onto the counter top to settle the cake and bake for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1bar Calories: 195kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 27g (9%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 9g (14%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 13mg (4%) Sodium: 43mg (2%) Potassium: 63mg (2%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 19g (21%) Vitamin A: 150IU (3%) Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 23mg (2%) Iron: 0.4mg (2%)

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14 Comments

  1. Ok, so I’m from Charleston SC where this dessert is the all mighty…. I’m looking for a new recipe how close does this come ( for those who have had one) I ask because I notice no powder sugar requested

    1. This was my Aunts version of this recipe and I have been making them like this for years. She never did use powdered sugar. I hope you give them a try and see what you think.

  2. Usually I am only about the healthy foods but I can make an exception on this one! This looks SO good. I used to make something similar, I imagine it’s like butter cake?

    1. Yes! It’s ALMOST like a blonde brownie! You taste gooey brown sugar, butter and nuts! YUM. Worth the cheat once in a while! 🙂