Friday, October 17, 2014

Kahlua praline cake

As promised, here is my long-time friend, Diann's cake recipe. I can't even begin to explain how decadent, rich and addicting this cake is! I've not made this cake before, but after reading over the recipe it  seems so doable! So go! Make it! Enjoy it! And save some for me. * wink * 

From our humble Clifty Cookbook- 

Diann Polston's:  Kahlua Praline and Cream Cake 

for cake: 
1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
1 C. kahlua
1/2 C. Oil
for pralines: 
1 C. Butter
1 C. Brown Sugar  
1 1/2 C. Chopped Pecans
for frosting: 
1 (3-4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2  C. Milk
8 oz. Philadelphia brand cream cheese   
12 oz cool whip 

Combine Kahlua, cake mix, oil and eggs in large mixing bowl. Beat two minutes. Pour into 13X9 cake pan that's been sprayed with cooking oil.  Bake according to cake mix package, do not over bake. 
To make pralines: combine butter, and brown sugar; heat until boiling. boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into pecans, remove from heat. Pour over cake. Allow to cool completely. 
To make Frosting:  combine pudding mix, cream cheese, milk and cool whip. beat until well mixed and very thick. Spread onto cooled cake and refrigerate. 

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