Pecan Pie Magic Cake

Gerry Speirs
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 50 min


1/2cup butter, melted
3/4cup light corn syrup
1 1/4cups milk
4 eggs, separated
1 1/4cups packed brown sugar
1tablespoon water
1cup flour
1teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
1 1/2cups pecans, chopped


  1. Grease an 8 x 8 pan with butter and sprinkle bottom of  pan with 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine milk and corn syrup in bowl. Heat in microwave or on  stove until lukewarm. Stir to dissolve corn syrup. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  3. In another bowl, add egg yolks to brown sugar and whisk until light in color, about two minutes. Add water and melted butter to brown sugar mixture and whisk again. Add flour and mix until smooth.
  4. Whisk milk and vanilla extract mixture into batter, mixing until smooth. Add egg whites gradually, slowly using your whisk to combine them into batter.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle the rest of the pecans over surface of cake. Place in oven for about 50 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares and drizzling with caramel sauce (optional)

This recipe originally appeared as Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bars on