Chocolate Praline Trifle is a decadent dessert filled with layers of chocolate cake, praline pecans, and whipped cream will have your guests loving you!
Hi Mandy’s Recipe Box readers!! It’s me Jaren from Diary of a Recipe Collector back to share an irresistible dessert with you! I must tell you all that I am a serious chocolate lover! I always go for the chocolate dessert when given a selection. ALWAYS. And I know many of you do too, or you may have family members who do. Well, let me tell you! This little dessert right here is pure heaven and pure pretty too!
Imagine pulling this out of the fridge at your next family barbecue or gathering. Your family and friends will swoon! It is simply wonderful with the layers of chocolate cake mixed with the praline pecans and layers of whipped cream. I served this for Easter, and people loved it. That’s why I do what I do! I aim to please!
I always love to add the chocolate curls to the top as well. It makes such a beautiful presentation. Plus I impress my kids, and hey, what mom doesn’t like that! Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for allowing me to share with you today!
- 1 stick butter
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
- ¾ cup milk
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whipped Cream: 3½ cups heavy cream, ¾ cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla
- Garnish: Chocolate curls and ¼ cup toasted pecans
- In a small saucepan, add butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in ½ cup pecans.
- Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking oil spray and pour praline mixture into pan.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on low speed for about 30 seconds and increase speed and beat for another 2 minutes.
- Spoon chocolate batter over praline mixture in pan carefully spreading it around to edges without displaced the pecan mixture too much.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes. Use a toothpick to test to see if it is done. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready.
- Very quickly (about 1 to 2 minutes after removing from oven), flip this cake out onto a sheet pan. If you wait, the praline mixture will cool too much and get stuck.
- Let cake cool on pan.
- Layer in trifle dish or large clear glass bowl: ⅓ cake, ⅓ whipped cream, repeat two times.
- Top with chocolate curls and toasted pecans.
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