Chocolate Paradise Cake - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

This chocolate paradise is filled with orange, honey, pears, coconut and pecans. Truly a chocolate and orange lovers delight!

I started making this cake some years ago. I love the orange and chocolate combined with the coconut and pecans. And the whipped cream layers alternating with the filling finishes this cake...yum!!

Hope you enjoy too.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
16
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:
1 pkg
cake mix, german chocolate
1
15.5 ounce can pears, drained, reserve liquid
1/2 c
butter, softened (or margarine)
2 Tbsp
honey
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel
3 large
eggs
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING
1 can(s)
ready to spread coconut pecan frosting
reserved chopped pears
1 tsp
grated orange peel
INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING
2 c
heavy whipping cream
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract (or orange flavoring)
OTHER FROSTING OPTION:
1 can(s)
ready to spread chocolate frosting, optional
1/2 tsp
orange flavoring

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2
Finely chop pears; refrigerate. NOTE: I used a blender to chop pears.
3
In large bowl, combine cake mix, reserved pear liquid (plus enough water to make 1¼ cups), margarine, honey, orange peel and eggs at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at highest speed. Pour into prepared pans.
4
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5
Cool in pans 15 minutes; remove from pans to rack. Cool completely.
6
In small bowl, blend filling ingredients; set aside.
7
In large bowl, beat cream until slightly thickened. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until firm peaks form (do no over beat).
8
Slice each cake layer in half to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting; top with second layer; spread with half of pear filing. Repeat layers, ending with pear filling, spreading pear filling to within 1 inch of edge on top layer; frost top edge and side of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.
9
NOTE: frost sides of cake with chocolate frosting (add 1/2 tsp orange flavoring) in place of whipped cream frosting if desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American