Chocolate Caramel Cake

It was Halloween that I made this cake for the a family gathering, actually it was supposed to be a Devil’s food cake but I came up an idea to add caramel. So it turn out to be a Chocolate Caramel Cake that is divine and undeniably sweet for the tooth. As you stroll down you will find how easy it can be made (but a bit challenging too if you are a beginner :D).

But first don’t forget to preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C!

For the chocolate cake, you’ll need 2 cups of flour, 1 and ¼ cup of cocoa powder, 1 and ¼ cup of brown sugar, 1 tbs of baking powder, ¾ tsp of salt, and ¾ tsp of baking soda. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center.

On the other hand, using a separate bowl combine 3 eggs, 1 cup of oil, 1/3 cup of milk, and 1 and ½ tsp of vanilla. Whisk it well!

Gently pour the liquid mixture to the well of the dry mixture. Mix it until well combined.

Gradually add 1 and a half cup of boiling water to the mixture and stir well.

Using a 9 inch spring form pan, line it with a baking paper and gently grease it with a butter. Bake it for around 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Then remove it from the oven and allow it to cool.

Slice the cake into two half and set the above cake aside. Gently spread the caramel on the cake then squeeze it using the other cake. (Note: for the caramel recipe I used the one that I did in the Banoffee pie!)

For the icing, you’ll need 1 cup of all purpose cream and ¼ cup of icing sugar. Place the cream in a bowl with a wire whisk attached to the electric mixer, whip it on a high speed and gently add the icing sugar. Spread the icing to the cake using an offset spatula and garnish it with the remaining caramel on top!

Hooray for the finished product! I did a spider web design using the caramel that is perfect for the Halloween. Best enjoyed with your family and loved ones! Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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