Chocolate Praline Cake (S)

How many of you have ever made that Pillsbury recipe?  The one that used the devils food cake mix baked in a caramel pecan sauce and topped with whipped cream… Yeah, that was good!  And, I am not gonna lie, there is nothing like sugar to give it that chewy caramel topping.  But this is the Chocolate Praline cake that we eat and love and while it is not quite chewy caramel, it taste fantastic without sluggish sugar crash afterwards so we are calling it a win!

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Chocolate Praline Cake

Topping:

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¼ cup Truvia, (homemade or store bought)

½ tsp molasses

¼ cup butter

⅛ cup heavy whipping cream

½ cup chopped pecans

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sweetener and molasses.  Heat just until bubbly then pour in heavy whipping cream and remove from heat.  Stir.  Pour mixture into a round cake pan pan.  Spread chopped pecans evenly over mixture and set aside.

Cake:

¼ cup butter, melted

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup almond milk or half & half

⅓ cup truvia

⅛ tsp pure stevia powder

Beat above ingredients together until well blended.

¼ cup almond flour

¼ cup coconut flour

¼ cup ground flax

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

DSC_0159Mix in bowl to smooth out any lumps.  Mix wet ingredients in with dry and blend.  Allow to sit for a few minutes and then stir again. Gently spoon batter over pecans mixture in the pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 min or until inserted knife comes out clean. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and then invert cake onto a serving plate or tray.

Whipped Cream

½ cup heavy whipping cream

½ tsp vanilla

1 tbls ground truvia or pure stevia powder to tasteDSC_0197

Whisk cream until thickened.  Add sweetener and vanilla.

Spread onto cooled cake just before serving.

Garnish with additional pecans and chocolate shavings if desired.

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This recipe makes one, 9 inch round cake.  If you are serving a lot of people or would like a fancier presentation, double the recipe to make two 9 inch cakes and layer them on top of one another, being sure to add a layer of whipped cream to the middle.  Also, my Candied Pecans make a lovely topping if you are really going for “WOW”.DSC_0213

For Trim Healthy Mamas, This dessert is an (S).

This post is also shared on Gwen’s Nest and Whole Food Mom.  Check them out for more great recipes.

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24 thoughts on “Chocolate Praline Cake (S)

  1. Wow!!!! what a choco praline cake……..i like choco choco so i like this very much and cute choco presentation especially that last cake picture i thing its 4 me………..ya ya i want this so much……..
    Thanx 4 Showing the new type of prancline cake 4 us!!!!!!!!!
    #wordpress!

  2. Made this last night and it is to die for!!! The best THM dessert I’ve made so far, we love, love, love it! Thanks so much for posting!

  3. Did you use a special type of molasses? Thought it was high in carbs but since you use such a small amount does it matter?

    • Hi Nadia, I just use black strap molasses. In that small amount, spread over the whole cake, it will not be a problem. You could skip it if you are not comfortable using it but it does lend a nice brown sugar flavor. Hope you like it!

    • Coconut flour tends to be much drier since it is usually de-fatted. You could try it but I would use a tad less, or you may need to increase the liquids… Let us know if it workds for you?

      • It worked 🙂 it was yummy. I left out the flax and added 2 T water to wet ingredients and added 2T more coconut flour. It was yummy. Thanks 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe! The cake was unbelievably moist! Any other time I have cooked with coconut flour, it has turned out ridiculously dry. I liked the cake better the next day after I let it sit in the fridge. I think next time I will use 2 eggs and use 2T of unsweetened applesauce. This recipe is definitely a THM keeper!!!

    • I am sorry, Julie, I don’t ever use xylitol so I could only offer you guesses. I don’t think xylitol is as sweet so you may need more of it. I believe it also adds moisture so it may effect the consistency some. If you decide to try it, I would love to hear back from you one what worked.

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