Christmas Recipes : Chocolate Praline Trifle

Christmas Recipes : Chocolate Praline Trifle

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)



1 stick butter

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cupĀ chopped pecans

1 box devil’s food cake mix

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

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


  1. In a small saucepan, add butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup pecans
  3. Spray a 13×9 pan with cooking oil spray and pour praline mixture into pan.
  4. 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.
  5. Spoon chocolate batter over praline mixture in pan carefully spreading it around to edges without displacing the pecan mixture too much
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Let cake cool on pan
  9. While cake cools, make the whipped cream by beating heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until peaks form.
  10. Layer in trifle dish or large clear glass bowl: 1/3 cake, 1/3 whipped cream, repeat two more times
  11. 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!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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