Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Chocolate Praline Layer Cake Recipe

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Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1/4 c
whipping cream
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
pecans, coarsely chopped
1 box
devil's food cake mix
1.25 c
water
1/3 c
oil
3
eggs
1.75 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp
vanilla
whole pecans
chocolate curls

How to Make Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2In small heavy saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup whipping cream and brown sugar.
  • 3Cook over low heat, just until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • 4Pour into 2 8 or 9" round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
  • 5In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at highest speed.
  • 6Carefully, spoon batter over pecan mixture.
  • 7Bake at 325 for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • 8Cool 5 minutes.
  • 9Remove from pans.
  • 10Cool completely.
  • 11In small bowl, beat 1 3/4 cups whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • 12Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 13To assemble cake, place 1 layer on serving plate, praline side up.
  • 14Spread with 1/2 of whipped cream.
  • 15Top with second layer, praline side up; spread top with remaining whipping cream.
  • 16Garnish with whole pecans and chocolate curls, if desired.
  • 17Store in refrigerator.

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About Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy