To toast the pecans. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast at 350°F for 6-8 minutes.
*If you'd prefer to make this cake using a cake mix, I recommend using Betty Crocker Triple Fudge cake mix. Prepare per the directions on the box for making a 9 x 13 inch sheet cake. Then follow the recipe directions beginning in step #10 for topping the cake.*