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Festive Delights: A Christmas Morning with Pecan Caramel Breakfast Cake

Cast iron skillet with a breakfast cake topped with pecans

Festive Delights: A Christmas Morning with Pecan Caramel Breakfast Cake

The holiday season is a time of warmth, joy, and delectable treats. What better way to start a festive morning than with a sweet and comforting Pecan Caramel Breakfast Cake? This recipe is a delight for the taste buds and a heartwarming addition to your Christmas celebrations, especially when you have house guests to impress.

Move over, eggs and bacon! This breakfast cake adds a sweet twist to your traditional Christmas morning fare. With its rich caramel and pecan topping, this cake brings the essence of comfort food to your breakfast table. The warm cinnamon and caramel flavors are like a festive hug, perfect for cozy holiday mornings.

A 12″ cast iron skillet is your ally, giving the cake a perfect crust and even baking. The combination of fluffy cake with the crunch of pecans and the sweetness of caramel creates a symphony of flavors. There’s something incredibly festive about the aroma of this cake baking in your oven – it’s like wrapping your kitchen in holiday spirit!

The Recipe

For the Cake:

  • 4 T. softened butter
  • 1/3 C. white sugar
  • 1/3 C. light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 C. buttermilk

For the Topping:

  • 1 C. light brown sugar
  • 3 T. softened butter
  • 2 T. honey
  • 2 T. light Karo syrup
  • 1 C. pecan halves

Baking the Perfect Christmas Cake

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray your skillet with cooking spray. Beat butter until creamy, then add sugars and beat until fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Slowly mix the dry ingredients with buttermilk into the butter mixture. For the topping, melt the ingredients (except pecans), pour into the skillet, and spread pecans on top. Pour the cake batter over the pecan layer and bake for 40-50 minutes. Let it cool, then invert it onto a serving plate.

Serve this mouth-watering cake with fresh whipped cream for an extra delight. A hot cup of coffee or cocoa makes an excellent companion to this cake, enhancing the overall experience.

This Pecan Caramel Breakfast Cake isn’t just a recipe; it’s a celebration of the holiday spirit, family gatherings, and the joy that simple, homemade treats can bring. It’s about creating memories around the breakfast table, sharing stories, and savoring each sweet bite in the company of loved ones. Let this cake be the centerpiece of your morning this Christmas, and watch as it brings smiles and contentment to your festive gathering. 🎄🍰✨

This delicious treat is courtesy of our friends at Lehman’s.

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