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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Praline Topping

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Add a praline topping to a Betty Crocker® Gluten Free devil's food cake mix for a simple yet special dessert for any occasion. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free devil's food cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup butter, softened
3
eggs

Topping

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup whipping cream
1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon pure vanilla
1
cup chopped pecans, toasted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 8-inch pan 44 to 49 minutes, 9-inch pan 38 to 43 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4
    In 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat 1/4 cup butter, the brown sugar and whipping cream to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Cool 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until topping begins to thicken.
  • 5
    Spread warm topping over cake. Cool before serving. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows.
  • To toast pecans, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered at 350°F 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Expert Tips

  • Use dark brown sugar for a robust praline flavor. Pralines are a patty-shaped Louisiana confection made from pecans, sugar and cream.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
45g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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