Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Level of Difficulty: Medium

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Mint Chocolate Cake

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Level of Difficulty: Medium

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Cake

  • 1.5 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of strong coffee (used 2 tsp of coffee)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  1. Mix sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla together, and then add the sour cream.
  2. Add the dry ingredients in two portions. After the first portion add half of the coffee, and then, add the remainder of the dry ingredients followed by the rest of the coffee.
  3. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 40 min.

Frosting

  • 1 stick of butter (115g)+ 2 Tbsp
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp of heavy cream
  • Big pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar

Melt the stick of butter. To the melted butter, add the sugar, salt, and 2 Tbsp of heavy cream. Mix it while it bubbles. Set aside to cool.

Once cooled, pour it into a mixing bowl, add the rest of the heavy cream, 2 Tbsp of butter, and confectioners sugar. Mix everything until smooth.

Spread on the cooled cake.

Thoughts

I love the combination of chocolate and salted caramel. It is a fantastic flavor combination. This chocolate cake is one of my favorites. The frosting is something I need to work on. While it was delicious, I wanted it to be more creamy. I felt that the confectioners sugar was too much of a overwhelming flavor over top of the salted caramel. Despite that, the cake was all eaten and enjoyed over a cup of tea.

Please share your salted caramel frosting ideas!

Enjoy!

Other chocolaty recipes:

Chocolate Chip Loaf: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/chocolate-chip-loaf/

Beet Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/beet-cake/

Brownies: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/brownies/

Chocolate Covered Oranges: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/chocolate-covered-oranges/

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/chocolate-raspberry-cupcakes/

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Quite the treat for the taste buds, Pat!

    Sure, when we were five, sweetness was the only thing that mattered. Now that we have grown up, both us and our tastes, your creation has everything sophisticated diners crave – among them creaminess, saltiness and even a touch of bitterness to elevate all the other flavors.

    So you improved the original recipe, and maybe you have a little more experimenting to do? Good – you’re getting things ready for your bake shop’s awesome grand opening..

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I will certainly keep experimenting with this frosting a bit more until I find the right balance in it. It has some great potential!

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