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Ingredients

1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix (or 1 package yellow cake mix with pudding)
4 eggs
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cups chopped pecans
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Combine pecans, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Makes 12-15 pieces.

Bobbi McCoy
East Moline



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