Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

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  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Serving: 12

Chocolate Praline Layer Cake makes an elegant dessert perfect for any special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped coarsely
  • 1, 18.25 ounce package pudding included devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Topping: 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup whipping cream and brown sugar. Cook over low heat until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour into 2 round cake pans. Sprinkle with pecans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at highest speed. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, beat 1 3/4 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. To assemble cake: Place 1 layer on serving plate, praline side up. Spread with 1/2 of whipped cream. Top with second layer, praline side up; spread with remaining whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

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