Chocolate Almond Praline Cake

This cake is SO good and easy to make too. I brought this over to my in-laws for Christmas Day dinner and it was a big hit! When it was time for our New Year’s BBQ I was asked to make it again. Yeah, it’s that good!

I promise this is easy to make – it uses boxed cake mix and a few extra ingredients.

Ready to serve!

Ready to serve!

Ingredients:

For Praline:

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

2 cups light brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cups chopped almonds

For Cake:

1 box Devil’s Food cake mix

1 1/4 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 extra-large or 4 regular eggs

Fresh Whipped Cream:

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In order to prevent messy clean up, I advise lining the lower rack of the oven with a sheet of aluminum foil to catch drips, which are likely to occur.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°
  3. In a medium sauce pan melt the praline ingredients over medium heat, stirring until ingredients are combined. Remove from heat and pour into cake pan. Either two 8″ round cake pans or one large rectangular pan.
  4. Mix cake batter ingredients. Pour over praline in the cake pans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate.
  7. In a medium bowl beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Chill until ready to use.
  8. Chill cake thoroughly before frosting with fresh whipped cream.

 

You pour the cake batter right over the praline mix. You can see some of the melted praline mixture peeking out from the edge .

You pour the cake batter right over the praline mix. You can see some of the melted praline mixture peeking out from the edge .

 

Finished cake. If you dump the pans out too soon the praline will be too runny. Be sure to let it cool in the cake pans for at least 5 minutes before trying to flip it over.

Finished cake. If you dump the pans out too soon the praline will be too runny. Be sure to let it cool in the cake pans for at least 5 minutes before trying to flip it over.

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