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Gooey Caramel-Pecan Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

A rich, caramel-pecan filling peeks out from tender layers of chocolate cake. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
20
caramels, unwrapped
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
cup Betty Crocker™ chopped pecans, toasted
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped chocolate frosting

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels, butter and whipping cream over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. (Or place caramels, butter and whipping cream in 4-cup glass measuring cup; microwave uncovered on High 1 to 3 minutes, stirring once or twice.) Stir pecans into melted caramel. Cool 30 to 45 minutes or until firm enough to spread without running over edge of cake.
  • 4
    Place 1 cake layer on plate, round side down. Spread with 1 cup of the pecan filling. Top with second layer, round side up. Spread remaining pecan filling into 4- to 5-inch circle on top of cake. Spread chocolate frosting on rest of top and side of cake. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Toasted slivered almonds, macadamia nuts or walnuts are all great substitutes for the pecans.
  • To toast nuts, bake them uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan in a 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Or cook them in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until they’re light brown.
  • For a bakery special touch, gently press pecan halves around the frosted edge on top of the cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
50%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
470mg
19%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
38g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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