Chocolate Praline Squares

As the picture of this cake looks too good not to share, todays recipe is praline cake squares – yum!

240ml sour cream
115g salted butter
350g brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
300g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

115g salted butter, softened
6 tablespoons evaporated milk
200g dark brown sugar
125g chopped pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 180oC / Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour square baking/cake pan.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the sour cream and butter gently, until butter melts. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla, and beat together.
  4. Whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix until just incorporated. Don’t over mix.
  6. Pour into baking/cake pan.
  7. Bake for about 20-25, until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.
  8. While cake is baking combine icing ingredients, except for pecans, until smooth.
  9. As soon as cake is done, spread icing on top, and sprinkle with pecans.
  10. Return cake to bottom rack of oven, and broil until icing bubbles (about 4-5 minutes).
  11. Watch carefully. When icing bubbles, remove from oven, slightly cool, cut in square and serve.

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