Founder and Creator of the Texas Pecan Cake
Lorraine McCoy was born near Refugio Texas in 1943 on what she would recall as a "dirt poor farm". Lack of money never stopped Lorraine from living life to its fullest. Lorraine McCoy was not only a master of the kitchen, but also a woman of deep faith, devotion, and love for her family and her home state of Texas.
Lorraine's love for baking and cooking was legendary in Refugio, where she catered countless weddings, potlucks, and get-togethers. When she saw how many fruitcakes went uneaten during Christmas, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With the precision of a scientist and the passion of a chef, Lorraine created the perfect blend of pecans, toffee and other local ingredients to make the worlds first Texas Pecan Cake!
Originally the cakes were made for family but soon the secret was out and every neighbor in Refugio was asking for this unique delicious cake.
So when you take a bite of Lorraine's famous cake, know that you're not just tasting a savory treat - you're also experiencing a piece of Texas history, crafted with love by a woman who lived a life devoted to God, Texas, and family.
2nd Generation Owners
2nd Generation owners Will & Bridget McCoy. They are two of the nicest Texans you'll ever meet.
Will (Lorraine's son) and his wife Bridget, expanded the business to Bertram, Texas where they won the coveted HEB Quest for Texas and took 1st place among 600 entrants.
The McCoy's knew that momma's recipe was special but now HEB and the rest of Texas confirmed how good the cakes tasted.
Dale and Susan Malone are the current owners who purchased the business from the McCoy's in February of 2023. Their goals are to continue Lorraines legacy of baking quality cakes while also putting smiles on as many peoples faces as possible.
They believe in high quality locally sourced ingredients. From Pecans grown in San Saba Texas to brown sugar from sugarcane harvested in Sugarland Texas, their goal is to keep ingredients local, fresh and clean with no artificial preservatives.
Dale and Susan have 2 daughters, Faith & Ava and reside in Round Rock, TX where the business is now based.