Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I was looking for a praline cake filling and found this on the internet. I found the original recipe to be too thick. While it didn't harden like a praline, it was just simply too thick. I've adjusted the quantities of milk and powdered sugar in order to have a filling that is spreadable. After it cools, you may need to thin it with a little more evaporated milk. If it's too thick start adding one tablespoon at a time until you get a consistency that can easily be spread on a cake without tearing the cake. You are looking for a consistency that will slowly drip off of your mixing spoon. There are other recipes for praline fillings that aren't cooked. However, I find that the cooking of the mixture adds extra flavor and a richness that will not achieve by just mixing the ingredients together. I love to make a yellow cake and use this filling and ice with a chocolate buttercream frosting and then pour a chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides.
- 1 cup butter (2 Sticks)
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 cups evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- evaporated milk (as needed for thinning)
- Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat.
- Add brown sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
- Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and slowly whisk in evaporated milk.
- Return saucepan to stove and bring mixture to a boil again.
- Boil, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 232 degrees.
- Remove from heat, stirring for a few minutes and cool to lukewarm.
- Add powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans.
- Beat until mixture is smooth.
- If mixture is too thick add evaporated milk one tablespoon at a time until mixture is of spreading consistency (approximately 1/4 cup or possibly a little more).
I tried this filling and it was really good. I made a 1/4 sized recipe to try it and it was a lot, but was it good!? I followed it to the T and it turned out great. Will post pics soon.
This is excellent. I cut the recipe in half and still had more than enough for what I needed. I also used more powdered sugar than called for because I wanted a thick filling that wouldn't bulge between the layers. I could eat it with a spoon it's soooo good!