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Pear Layer Cake with Caramel
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Pear Layer Cake with Caramel

1 Hr(s) 50 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 20 Min(s) Cook
Be the life of the party! Bring a pear layer cake. This pear layer cake takes on a whole new level of pizazz when paired with caramel.
What You Need
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
3 pear s, divided
1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
2 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding, divided
34 KRAFT Caramels
1 cup milk
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
16 PLANTERS Pecan Halves
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Let's Make It
1
Peel, core and chop 2 pears. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (8-inch) round layers, adding 1 pkg. dry pudding mix to the cake mix before mixing with liquid ingredients. Stir chopped pears into batter before spooning into pans for baking. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
2
Meanwhile, microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min.; stir. Microwave 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Add remaining pkg. dry pudding mix; whisk 2 min. Cool 15 min. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 20 min. or until chilled.
3
Fill and frost cake layers with caramel mixture. Just before serving, peel, core and slice remaining pear. Arrange pear slices on top of cake with nuts.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Prepare using a yellow cake mix and 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Butterscotch Flavor Instant Pudding.
Tip 2
Minimize Browning on Pear Slices
To keep pears looking good for garnishing, toss with orange juice or juice from canned pineapple. Or, dip pear slices into 1 quart of cold water mixed with 3 Tbsp. lemon juice. With either method, pat dry with paper towels before using on cake.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Ensure easy removal of cake layers by covering bottoms of cake pans with circles of parchment paper before filling with batter.
Tip 4
How to Store
Keep refrigerated.
Tip 5
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Tip 6
Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Nutrition
Calories
360
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 420mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 54g
20%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 40g
80%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
10%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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