Elegant Chocolate Cake


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
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  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 package caramels (14oz.)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • whipped cream and additional chopped pecans, opt.


In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and milk. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. In a heavy saucepan, combine caramels and water. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Add pecans. Cool slightly. Cut the cake into squares; drizzle with warm caramel sauce. Top with whipped cream and pecans, if desired.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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