- 1 pkg. Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. milk
- 3 1/2- 4 c. (1 lb.) powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x 9 inch glass pan. Prepare cake according to package directions. Pour into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool slightly before pouring icing over the top.
To prepare icing, place butter, milk and cocoa in medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until butter is melted. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time while continuing to stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract and chopped pecans. Pour over warm cake. Cool completely.
NOTES: This cake is best if made the night before or in the morning, so the cake has plenty of time to cool and set up. You can also use a different chocolate cake mix, if you have a favorite brand, but the butter in the recipe makes it extra rich and yummy.
I add an extra 1/2 c. of pecans (total 1 1/4 cups), but you can add other nuts if you prefer.