Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake

Dive into the world of exquisite desserts with our irresistible Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake. This delectable creation combines rich chocolate, gooey caramel, and crunchy pecans to deliver a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. To embark on this culinary adventure, start by gathering the essential ingredients: chocolate chips, pecans, melted butter, evaporated milk, caramels, water, oil, eggs, and a box of German chocolate cake mix. These simple yet carefully selected components lay the foundation for a dessert that transcends the ordinary.

Begin the baking journey by following the instructions on the German chocolate cake mix to prepare a luscious batter, blending water, oil, and eggs into a harmonious mixture. This forms the canvas for the layers of decadence that will follow. The first layer sets the stage, as half of the velvety cake batter is poured into a baking pan and baked to perfection. Once cooled, a heavenly caramel layer is meticulously crafted in a double boiler, combining caramels, melted butter, and evaporated milk. This smooth, golden mixture is generously poured over the cooling cake, creating a luscious foundation for the symphony of flavors to unfold.

Adding a delightful crunch and gooey texture, a generous topping of pecans and chocolate chips is sprinkled over the caramel layer. The second layer of cake batter is then carefully poured, sealing the exquisite medley within.

A second round in the oven ensures that all layers meld seamlessly, resulting in a moist and decadent masterpiece. Once baked to perfection, allow the cake to cool briefly before slicing into heavenly squares. Each bite unveils a perfect harmony of moist cake, gooey caramel, and the satisfying crunch of pecans.


– 1 cup chocolate chips
– 2 cups pecans
– 3/4 cup melted butter
– 1/2 cup evaporated milk
– 1 (14 ounce) bags caramels
– 1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
– 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
– 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
– 1 (18 ounce) boxes German chocolate cake mix


**Prepare Cake Mix:**
1. Follow the directions on the German chocolate cake mix to prepare the batter. This usually involves mixing water, oil, and eggs. Set aside.

**First Cake Layer:**
2. Pour half of the cake batter into a 13×9 inch pan. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool.

**Caramel Layer:**
3. In a double boiler, combine caramels, melted butter, and evaporated milk. Stir constantly until the caramels are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.

**Caramel Over Cake:**
4. Pour the melted caramel over the cooling cake, ensuring an even distribution.

**Pecan and Chocolate Chip Topping:**
5. Sprinkle 1 cup of pecans and chocolate chips over the caramel layer, providing a delightful crunch and gooeyness.

**Second Cake Layer:**
6. Pour the remaining cake batter on top of the pecans and chocolate chips, creating the second layer.

**Bake Again:**
7. Bake the cake for an additional 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This step ensures the cake is fully cooked and all layers are perfectly melded.

**Enjoy the Decadence:**
8. Once baked, let the cake cool slightly before slicing into heavenly squares. Each bite will deliver a symphony of textures and flavors, from the moist cake to the gooey caramel and the delightful crunch of pecans.


This Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake is not just a dessert; it’s a celebration of sweetness and texture. Perfect for any occasion, this indulgent treat will elevate your baking game and become a favorite among family and friends. Enjoy the blissful decadence of this delightful creation!

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