Preparation / Directions:
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and mace into bowl. Make a well in dry ingredients and add butter, vanilla, and 2/3 cup of buttermilk.
Attach bowl and flat beater. turn to stir speed and mix 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to speed 4 and beat 2 minutes.
Add remaining buttermilk and eggs. Turn to speed 2 and mix 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to speed 4 and beat 1 minute. Reduce to stir speed and quickly add pecans, about 15 seconds.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch bundt pan. Bake 375F for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove and cool on wire racks.