You are here: Home » Recipes » Pecan Gooey Cake Pies Pecan Gooey Cake Pies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 16 servings Kids will love making this pecan cake served in a pie shell. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, softened2 1/2 cups sugar4 -- eggs2 tablespoons water1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract5 tablespoons corn syrup2 cups cake flour2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon2 -- unbaked (9-inch) pie shells1/2 cup (or more) pecan halves or chopped pecan Instructions Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the water, vanilla and corn syrup in a small bowl and mix well. Add to the creamed mixture gradually, beating constantly. Combine the flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Add to the creamed mixture gradually, beating constantly at low speed. Pour the batter evenly into the pie shells. Sprinkle evenly with the pecans. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until dark golden brown. The pies will be soft in the center. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Tyler Texas, Inc. Ring Around the Rosie, A Collection of Children’s Recipes (Tyler, Tx., 2007).