1 c. butter 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. white sugar 1 lb. light brown sugar 5 large eggs 3 c. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder1 c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 c. chopped pecans
Remove all lumps from brown sugar by rolling on wax paper with rolling pin. In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening. Add sugars and cream again. Add eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Add vanilla and pecans. Bake in large greased and floured tube pan 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours at 325 degrees. Cool in pan.
Lee Epting, a true Southern gentleman and possibly one of the South's finest entertainers, passed along Epting Events' recipe for their signature red velvet cupcakes with pecans. We consider ourselves quite lucky to be able to share it with you.