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Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Chocolate Praline Layer Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 16
Created by a university professor of music, this easy-to-prepare cake is spectacular to serve and marvelous to eat! It's best if made a few hours ahead and refrigerated before serving.
Updated December 2, 2005
Bake-Off® Contest 33, 1988
Bake-Off® Contest 33, 1988
Julie Bengtson
Bemidji, Minnesota

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs

Topping

  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 pecan halves, if desired
  • 16 chocolate curls, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In small heavy saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup whipping cream and brown sugar. Cook over low heat just until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour into two 9 or 8-inch round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
  • 2
    In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture.
  • 3
    Bake at 325°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat 1 3/4 cups whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 5
    To assemble cake, place 1 layer on serving plate, praline side up. Spread with half of whipped cream. Top with second layer, praline side up; spread top with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with whole pecans and chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
270
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
32g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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