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Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

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Chocolate Praline Layer Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 16
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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 Dec 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 Information

460 Calories, 30g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 32g Sugars

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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