Praline Crunch Cake
This Praline Crunch Cake combines a moist molasses and coffee flavored cake with a custard buttercream frosting.
Servings 24 people
For the Cake:
- 2 C all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 C sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Stick Unsalted butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons Molasses
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
For the Frosting:
- 1/3 Cup All purpose flour
- 2/3 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 2 1/4 Cups Milk
- 3 Egg yolks slightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 3/4 Cup Unsalted butter well creamed
For Praline Crunch topping:
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
- 1/4 Cup All purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup Chopped pecans
For the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9x2 inch pan.
Sift Flour, sugar, baking powder,salt and coffee together in a large mixing bowl.
Add 3/4 cup of the milk, butter and molasses to dry ingredients and beat on low speed for 1 1/2 minutes.
Add remaining 1/4 cup of milk, eggs and vanilla and beat 1 1/2 minutes on medium speed.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
For the frosting:
Combine flour, sugar and cornstarch in a medium sauce pan.
Stir in milk and cook on medium heat stirring constantly until thickened.
Blend a little of the mixture into the egg yolks to temper the yolks. (Make sure you stir yolks constantly while adding hot mixture)
Stir yolks back in with remaining hot mixture and cook over low heat stirring constantly for 2 minutes. (Take care not to burn on bottom of sauce pan.)
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Cover and let cool to lukewarm temperature.
Mix into creamed butter and cool completely.
Spread onto completely cooled cake.
For Praline Crunch:
Cut butter into flour.
Add brown sugar to make crumb mixture.
Place in small baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Cool and break into small pieces.
Sprinkle on cake.
Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg