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Chocolate Praline Layer Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Whipping cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Heat oven to 325°.
In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup whipping cream and brown sugar.
Cook over low heat just until butter is melted, stirring constantly.
Pour into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.
Sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed until moistened.
Beat 2 minutes at highest speed.
Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture.
Bake at 325° for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center.
Cool 5 minutes.
Remove from pans and cool completely.
In small bowl, beat 1 3/4 cups whipping cream until soft peaks form.
Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla.
Beat until stiff peaks form.
To assemble: Place 1 layer on serving plate, praline side up.
Spread with half whipped cream mixture.
Top with second layer, praline side up; spread top with remaining whipped cream.
Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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