Add your photo

Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

From the kitchen of Sarah Daum

Cakes - makes 12 servings

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Rest time: 10 mins

12 ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups Pecans (chopped)
  • 2 cups Whipping cream
  • 1 package Cake mix (devil's food)
  • 12 to 16 Pecan (halves)s
  • 12 to 16 Chocolate curls

11 steps

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour into 9 or 8 inch round cake pans. Sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
  4. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Mix at low speed until moistened, then beat two minutes at high speed.
  5. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture.
  6. Bake at 325 F for 35 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center. Cool five minutes.
  7. Remove from pans, cool completely.
  8. In bowl, beat 1 & 3/4 whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  9. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  10. To assemble cake, place one layer on serving plate, praline side up. Spread top with half of whipped cream. Top with second layer, praline side up. Spread top with remaining whipped cream.
  11. Garnish with pecans and chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.

1 comment

Nick says:

Note: the recipe doesn't mention whose kitchen this is from, however it is assumed to be from Sarah based on the last line of the recipe: "Make Charlotte clean up all messes"

Sign in to leave a comment