So, we have had a chicken recipe, and a tea recipe, so now that Christmas is bearing down on us like a runaway train, how about something sweet? I love all the special goodies that families are making right now. Cookies, cakes, pies, candies…oh my. Is it any wonder everyone goes on a diet on January 1?
For our Christmas recipes blog posts, let’s do … Chocolate Praline Trifle
Got this off Pinterest, and the images alone will make your mouth water.
This is a delicious dessert filled with layers of chocolate cake, praline pecans, and whipped cream (drool)
CHOCOLATE PRALINE TRIFLE
1 stick butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 box devil’s food cake mix
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
Whipped Cream: 3-1/2 cups heavy cream, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla
Garnish: chocolate curls and 1/4 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 1/2 cup pecans
- Spray a 13×9 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 displacing 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 the cake out onto a sheet pan. If you wait, the praline mixture will cool too much and get stuck.
- Let cake cool on pan
- While cake cools, make the whipped cream by beating heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until peaks form.
- Layer in trifle dish or large clear glass bowl: 1/3 cake, 1/3 whipped cream, repeat two more times
- Top with chocolate curls and toasted pecans
This is a new one for me to try. I hope it turns out, and I hope you enjoy it!