Sensational 3 Layer Praline Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling

Sensational 3 Layer Praline Cake With Caramel Cream Cheese Filling

If you are in search of a new cake recipe to try, this sensational 3-layer praline cake with caramel cream cheese filling is the way to go. Full of delicious flavors, it will be a favorite among many.  This classic dessert is one you can’t pass on.

This recipe requires some prior baking experience, as caramel can be tricky to get just right. However, the end results are all worth it, as this cake is truly delicious. It is a great cake for sharing at any party or event, as it is a great cake for sharing.

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What You Will Need for This Recipe

Ingredients For The Praline Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs, room temperature

For The Praline Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 ½ cups of pecan pieces

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 box), room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
  • ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce

Equipment

  • three 8-inch cake pans
  • Cooking spray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Wire rack
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula

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3-layer praline cake with caramel cream cheese filling

Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Prepare the Cake Pans and Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the three cake pans with cooking spray.

Step Two: Prepare the Cake Mix

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, butter, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for two minutes, until the cake mix is just combined.

Step Three: Bake the Cakes

Divide the batter evenly among all three cake pans. Bake for nearly 22-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the cakes to fully cool on a wire rack.

Bake the Cakes

Step Three:  Melt Butter, Sugar, and Evaporated Milk for Caramel Filling

Using a medium saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk on medium heat. Use a whisk to thoroughly stir the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low, allowing it to simmer for 15 minutes without stirring.

Step Four: Add the Vanilla

After 15 minutes, scrape the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add in the vanilla, stirring until combined, then remove from heat.

Step Five: Add in the Pecans

Add 1 1/2 cups of pecans into the caramel mixture. Stir and allow the praline to cool for five minutes.

Add in the Pecans

Step Six: Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. With the mixer at low speed, slowly add in the powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add in the vanilla, caramel and stir in 1/4 cup of pecans.

Step Seven: Assemble the 3-Layer Praline Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling

Add a layer of cream cheese frosting to the cake followed by a layer of the praline cake filling. Repeat with each layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the cream cheese frosting and top with the remainder of the praline filling.

Servings and Preparation Time

Servings and Preparation 3 Layer Praline Cake

Tips and Tricks – 3-Layer Praline Cake With Caramel Cream Cheese Filling

For best results, store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3-5 days in the fridge when properly stored. Allow the cake to reach room temperature before serving, or eat while still chilled.

Avoid keeping this cake in a warm environment or in direct sunlight. The cream cheese and praline filling will begin to melt if exposed to heat for too long. For particularly warm days, keep the cake in the fridge right until you plan to serve it.

In order to ensure a smooth and creamy frosting, make certain your cream cheese and butter are at room temperature. Cold cream cheese can curdle, causing an unpleasant texture in your frosting.

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Sensational 3 Layer Praline Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling

If you are in search of a new cake recipe to try, this sensational 3-layer praline cake with caramel cream cheese filling is the way to go. Full of delicious flavors, it will be a favorite among many. This classic dessert is one you can’t pass on.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sensational 3 Layer Praline Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling
Servings: 10

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For The Praline Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature

For The Praline Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 ½ cups of pecan pieces

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 box, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
  • ¼ cup pecans finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare the Cake Pans and Preheat the Oven - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the three cake pans with cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Cake Mix - In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, butter, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for two minutes, until the cake mix is just combined.
  • Bake the Cakes - Divide the batter evenly among all three cake pans. Bake for nearly 22-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the cakes to fully cool on a wire rack.
  • Melt Butter, Sugar, and Evaporated Milk for Caramel Filling - Using a medium saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk on medium heat. Use a whisk to thoroughly stir the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low, allowing it to simmer for 15 minutes without stirring.
  • Add the Vanilla - After 15 minutes, scrape the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add in the vanilla, stirring until combined, then remove from heat.
  • Add in the Pecans - Add 1 1/2 cups of pecans into the caramel mixture. Stir and allow the praline to cool for five minutes.
  • Make the Cream Cheese Frosting - Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. With the mixer at low speed, slowly add in the powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add in the vanilla, caramel and stir in 1/4 cup of pecans.
  • Assemble the 3-Layer Praline Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling - Add a layer of cream cheese frosting to the cake followed by a layer of the praline cake filling. Repeat with each layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the cream cheese frosting and top with the remainder of the praline filling.

Notes

For best results, store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3-5 days in the fridge when properly stored. Allow the cake to reach room temperature before serving, or eat while still chilled.
Avoid keeping this cake in a warm environment or in direct sunlight. The cream cheese and praline filling will begin to melt if exposed to heat for too long. For particularly warm days, keep the cake in the fridge right until you plan to serve it.
In order to ensure a smooth and creamy frosting, make certain your cream cheese and butter are at room temperature. Cold cream cheese can curdle, causing an unpleasant texture in your frosting.
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Amazing Caramel Praline Cake Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting

This praline cake is sure to be a hit at any party or event. The combination of the yellow cake, caramel praline pecan, and cream cheese frosting is hard to beat. Your family and friends are sure to love this great recipe, as it is a classic.

Though this recipe may have several steps, it is well worth the end results. The flavors go together so well, resulting in a truly delicious cake. It will be hard not to go back for seconds with this recipe.

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