Gooey Caramel-Pecan Cake

  3 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 2 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 12 servings


box devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
caramels, unwrapped
cup butter or margarine
cup whipping cream
cup chopped pecans, toasted
container whipped chocolate frosting


  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  2. 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels, butter and whipping cream over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. (Or place caramels, butter and whipping cream in 4-cup glass measuring cup; microwave uncovered on High 1 to 3 minutes, stirring once or twice.) Stir pecans into melted caramel. Cool 30 to 45 minutes or until firm enough to spread without running over edge of cake.
  4. 4 Place 1 cake layer on plate, round side down. Spread with 1 cup of the pecan filling. Top with second layer, round side up. Spread remaining pecan filling into 4- to 5-inch circle on top of cake. Spread chocolate frosting on rest of top and side of cake. Store loosely covered.




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