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Ingredients

1 package supermoist devil's food cake mix
Water (amount according to cake mix directions)
Vegetable oil (see cake mix directions)
Eggs (see cake mix directions)
1 bag (14 ounces) caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan; lightly flour. Make cake batter as directed on package. Pour half of the batter in the pan. Bake 25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat caramels and milk in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Pour and spread caramel over warm cake in pan. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake 30 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store covered at room temperature.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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