Recipe by JJOHN32
"Delicious chocolate cake to serve during the holidays. If desired, garnish with whole pecans and chocolate curls"
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heavy whipping cream
packed brown sugar
1 (18.25 ounce) package
devil's food cake mix with pudding
1 1/4 cups
1 3/4 cups
heavy whipping cream
I've made this cake 1/2 dozen times over the last 5 years and after some trial and error with the topping what I now do is after I get the brown sugar/butter/whipping cream/praline topping in the cake pan, I put the two cake pans in the freezer for 15 minutes. That way when the cake batter is added to the pans, the topping does not push to the sides of the cake pans. Works really well. As for other notes about the cake sticking in the pan after baking, I found that you really have to be diligent about getting the cakes out of the pans within that first 5 minutes. In one instance when I waited too long, I simply put the cake back into the warm oven for 3 minutes to "soften" up the topping. This cake is really terrific and is not one of those that you should worry about counting calories. Just simply enjoy it, then go for a long walk afterwards.
Ok...not worth calories or time...Not again
The absolute BEST cake ever! Fun fact...this cake has a total of 7,128 calories of which 4,320 are fat calories. A serving size is 1/24 of the cake and is 297 calories. I would like to know who can cut a serving piece that tiny. A normal serving piece would be 1/12. The moral here is that life is too short so why not enjoy a big slice!
Actually a Pillsbury recipe. I have made many times for family gatherings and everyone always loves it. If you butter the cake pans well, let them cool for 5-10 minutes, flip them and firmly pat the bottom of the pans they will not stick. Also pull the pans up very slowly and evenly. If one side starts to stick just carefully use a knife to loosen it. I recommend making the day before serving because the flavors blend nicely overnight. Thanks for the great recipe!
I made this cake yesterday for my mother-in-law's surprise b-day party...it was an incredible hit with all the guests. She later came and pulled me aside to let me know that this cake might easily become one of her favourites - big compliment from her as she's a fantastic cook/baker. I will definately make this again! As for the caramel topping sticking to the bottom of the pan, I had lined the bottom of the cake pans with baking paper - the cakes came out quite easily and didn't stick to the bottom at all. I had also greased & floured just to be on the safe side :). Thanks again Eleanor!
Wow,..... this has been the Birthday cake in our family since it won the pillsbury bake off..... a tip i use, when spooning the cake over the praline sauce, spoon first around the edge of the pan to seal, then fill in the middle, that way none of the delicious caramel will escape.... never put any wax paper or parchment on the bottom of the pans. If youwant you can substitute whipped topping for the real stuff, have done it both ways and the topping is actually less calories so you may have two peices....Yummmmmy.
Awesome! I usually stick with the "safer" recipes on this site...the ones with many, many reviews, but I couldn't pass this one up. I'm glad I didn't! It is delicious! The topping didn't stick to my pans at all! Be sure you grease and flour your cake pans. Thirty-five minutes was perfect. My only problem was with my 2nd cake...the top layer completely fell apart. The icing made it slip off the bottom layer. I don't know how this problem could be fixed since the cake is SOOO moist. Anyway, the one that held together was absolutely perfect! Good luck!
I think the next time I bake it, I will use cream cheese frosting instead of whipped topping. It just seems to need a little more flavor to me. i think this is actually a Pillsbury bake-off winner recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Praline Layer Cake
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 295
** Calories from Fat: 183
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