Saturday, September 1, 2012

What To Do With A Chocolate Cake Mix

I buy cake mixes. Years ago I bought only Duncan Hines, but now just about any kind is good. And cheap! Have you checked out cake prices at Walmart or even a bakery? Do it yourself! Cheaper, fresher, and probably more delicious.

Maybe you remember the story about my mom's 99 cent coconut cake. Well, here is another box cake mix recipe from Memaw. Impress your friends with this torte.

Creamy Praline Chocolate Torte (Memaw's)

1 butter chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 eight ounce package Cool Whip
1 cup coconut
1 cup pecans (coarsely chopped)

Bake cake mix as directed on package. Let cool. Using a sharp long blade knife, slice cake layers in half. This makes thin layers.

In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar with about 1/3 of whipped topping. Stir gently to combine sugar with Cool Whip. Mix sugar and cool whip mixture with remaining Cool Whip.
Add coconut and pecans.
Spread between and on top of cake layers. Decorate with pecans.

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