5 from 4 votes
Upside Down Chocolate Praline Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

With the rich flavors of chocolate and pecans covered with fresh whipped cream, this Chocolate Praline Cake will be the best dessert to grace your table.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: praline cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Rohnda Sue
  • ¼ cup sugar-free sweetener (2:1 for sugar) Truvia or Gentle Sweet or my sweetener
  • ½ tsp molasses
  • ¼ cup butter
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup almond milk or half & half
  • cup sugar-free sweetener (2:1 for sugar) Truvia or Gentle Sweet or my sweetener
  • tsp pure stevia powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Praline Topping:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sweetener, and molasses. Heat just until bubbly then pour in heavy whipping cream and remove from heat. Stir. Pour mixture into a 9 inch round cake pan. Spread chopped pecans evenly over mixture and set aside.

Chocolate Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together the cake ingredients together until well blended. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then stir again. Gently spoon batter over pecans mixture in the pan.

  3. Bake for 30 min or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and then invert cake onto a serving plate or tray.
To Serve:
  1. Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream until thickened. Add 1 tablespoon sweetener and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Spread onto cooled cake just before serving. Garnish with additional pecans and chocolate shavings if desired.

Recipe Notes

Notes on Sweeteners: 

I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.

To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.
Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Chocolate Praline Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.