If it's made with Pecans, I consider it to be Texan! That's just how we do it here.
I certainly love Pecans and any recipe that has them as an ingredient.
Texas Upside Down Pecan Cake:
1/4 C Butter
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1 TBS Water
2/3 C Chopped Pecans
1/3 C Whole Pecans
1 C Cake Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
2 Egg Yolks
1 C Granulated Sugar
6 TBS How Water
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Stiffly Beaten Egg Whites
Here's what you'll need:
1 - 9"X 9" baking pan.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the pan in the oven and melt the butter.
Stir well to combine and remove from the oven.
Arrange the chopped pecans and the whole pecans in alternate rows to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
In a small mixing bowl:
Whisk together well.
In a medium mixing bowl:
Beat Egg Yolks until thick and creamy.
Gradually beat in granulated sugar.
Fold in beaten Egg Whites by hand.
Pour the batter evenly over the pecans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven to a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes.
When completely cooled, invert onto a serving platter.
Peace in the Kitchen!