Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

Chocolate Paradise Cake - Dee Dee's

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011


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

Diane Hopson's Story

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.

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)
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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
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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