Chocolate Paradise Cake - Dee Dee's

1
Diane Atherton

By
@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
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

How to Make Chocolate Paradise Cake - Dee Dee's

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

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About Chocolate Paradise Cake - Dee Dee's

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




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