Devil's food cake sandwiches caramel, pecans and, yes, more chocolate in the middle. Yum.
Prep Time:25 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 50 min
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist devil's food cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 bag (14 oz) caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans - I have used cashews instead or both
1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
Ice cream or Whipped cream, if desired
Caramel and chocolate topping, if desired
Chopped pecans, if desired
Heat oven to 350F (325F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour half of the batter into pan. Bake 22 minutes (25 minutes for dark or nonstick pan). Refrigerate remaining batter.
Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake 25 minutes (29 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, drizzle with topping and sprinkle with pecans. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): In step 3, bake 30 minutes (34 minutes for dark or nonstick pan).
Source: Betty Crocker