Willard Scott's Christmas Cake
This delicious and moist Christmas cake will satisfy everyone at your dinner table.
finely chopped and toasted, or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Well grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pan. Set aside.
To make cake:
In large bowl with electric mixer, add all cake ingredients, beat at medium speed until well blended.
Pour into 3 prepared cake pans.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes until wooden skewer inserted center comes out almost clean.
Let cool in pan on wire racks completely.
To make frosting:
Beat first three ingredients together until fluffy.
Fold in 1½ cups pecans, reserving ½ cup to decorate the top of the cake.
Frost cooled cake layers, then decorate the top.
Chill cake one hour or more until frosting sets.
Slice and serve.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2015-03-28