Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a wonderful cake we often have at special occasions. It is a Pillsbury bake off winner from many years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup whipping cream and brown sugar.
  3. Cook over low heat just until butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour into two 9-inch round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
  5. In a large bowl, combine remaining cake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  6. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture around edges of pan; spoon remaining batter in center of pans.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, or until done.
  8. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  9. In a small bowl, beat 1 1/4 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  10. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  11. To assemble cake, place 1 layer on serving plate, praline side up.
  12. Spread with half of whipped cream.
  13. Top with second layer, praline side up; spread top with remaining whipped cream.
  14. Garnish with pecan halves and chocolate curls if desired.
  15. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

Got rave reviews @ a luncheon at work. Not a crumb left to bring home.

5 5

I love the shortcut of using a cake mix and having it turn out delicious as well. I, too, would give this recipe 10 stars. I didn't have enough whipping cream for entire cake so used Cool Whip on the top. I will probably use Cool Whip the next time, too. There will be many "next times" with this recipe. Thanks Michelle!

5 5

Let's just say that this recipe should be a double 5 star. No one would have guessed that it was a cake mix, if I hadn't told them. It not only makes a beautiful presentation, it taste just as good as it looks. People were asking me for the recipe before they even tasted it. That is how pretty this cake looks.