Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

Recipe by Michelle S.
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a 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-inch round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining cake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture around edges of pan; spoon remaining batter in center of pans.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, or until done.
  • Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat 1 1/4 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 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 pecan halves and chocolate curls if desired.
  • Store in refrigerator.
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