Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Start with an angel food cake mix and dress up the cake with double drizzles of chocolate and caramel sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bake cake according to package instructions. Cool completely.

Step 2

Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds or until melted, stirring every 10 seconds. Drizzle chocolate over cake. Combine brown sugar and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes (do not stir). Remove from heat; quickly drizzle caramel over cake. Top with pecans.

Chef's Notes

Drizzle the caramel quickly before it cools.

Ratings & Reviews

Meegan36's Review

July 05, 2013
Fantastic! Easy and a crowd pleaser! I'm not a huge cook so I used a ready bought cake, the caramel for apples that you microwave and Cadbury dark chocolate! Then I took Cadbury milk chocolate and chopped it up and sprinkled it on top instead of the pecans and filled the center with strawberries and blueberries - yummy!!

Beckyw66's Review

April 26, 2013
Wow! Simple beautiful and delicious!

AJosie's Review

December 20, 2012

steponme's Review

August 28, 2012
First time I made an angel food cake and this topping just puts it over the top. Even though it was just a box mix, it taste so much better than the ready made ones in the grocery store bakeries. I won't be purchasing ready made angel food cake from the store bakery anymore! ;)

Tippi1Mitchell's Review

September 22, 2011
Excellent, right down to the presentation--and it was easy to make. I had only a 9" tube pan; i used all the batter and this created a "collar", which was actually kind of cool and held additional pecans (I had to cover it with foil the last 6 minutes of baking time, lest it burn). The chocolate wasn't enough to decorate the cake as in the photo, and I used 2.5 ounces; next time I'll use 3. Caramel was way too much, even though I was "heavy handed" with it; next time I'll halve the amount (and it will still be a lot), and use a little less than half of the butter (the butter taste was a bit strong). The chocolate (2.5 oz.) took 60 seconds to finally melt to drizzling consistency. What a beautiful cake! I made this for someone; wish I could get a taste; I'm sure it's awesome!

dmc1996's Review

March 19, 2011
Outstanding. My husband always asks for seconds

Mjae00's Review

June 29, 2010
Wonderful dessert without the guilt. I'm making this again for 4th of July and serving with fresh strawberries at the request of the family. If you haven't tried it - you should. Enjoy!

Lipshy's Review

January 17, 2010
So easy to make and so delicious!

Lovestocook10's Review

December 30, 2009
Although I chose to make the cake from a recipe rather than a box mix, I followed the recipe exactly except for adding homemade marshmallows to the top of the cake. Rave reviews followed. One guest who does not like cake had four slices and took another home for later. A beautiful dessert for a celebration!

Gordon's Review

December 05, 2009
Made this for a large bridge group and it was very well received.