Chocolate Praline Cake
Margarine or butter
Devil's food cake mix
Heat oven to 325~F. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, whipping
cream and brown sugar. Cook over low heat just until butter is
melted, stirring occasionally. Pour into 2, 8 or 9" round cake pans;
sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans. In large bowl, combine cake mix,
water, oil, and eggs. Mix at low speed until moistened; beat 2
minutes at high speed. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mix in pans.
Bake at 325~F for 35-40 minutes or until cake springs back when
touched. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.
TOPPING: In small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until stiff peaks form. To
assemble cake, place one layer on plate, praline side up. Spread with
1/2 of the whipped cream. Top with the second layer, praline side up;
spread with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with whole pecans and
chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.