How to prepare cake in several ways. Divide batter into 3 (8-inch) round cake pans. Bake and let cool as directed on the package, but reduce baking time to 19 to 22 minutes. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pecan pieces. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Lift from skillet. to calm down. Place a layer of cake on a serving plate, face down. Put about 1 cup of decorating cream on the face. Repeat cake and decorating layers two more times. Arrange the cooled pecans over the garnish over the cake. Microwave chocolate in a small heavy-duty plastic bag on high for 35 to 45 seconds or until melted and smooth when kneading. Cut a small corner of the bag. Sprinkle over cake.