Chocolate Caramel Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by no.obama.forthismama

For chocolate lovers and those with a big sweet tooth, this chocolate caramel cake will be sure to satisfy. Not the right choice for those who say silly things like "That's too sweet for me." I combined a few different recipes to make this decadent concoction. I used the Magnolia Bakery chocolate cake recipe. Any chocolate cake will work though. This is a basic cream cheese frosting recipe but I've altered to satisfy my enormous sweet tooth.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cake:.
  2. Preheat over to 350 (this is standard but in my electric oven 335 is better).
  3. Grease and flour two 9" round pans.
  4. Melt chocolate in microwave until smooth (about 2 min) Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  5. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the chocolate, mixing until well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth. Bake for 30-40 minute Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  6. Caramel topping:.
  7. While cake is baking, prepare the caramel topping. Melt the butter and caramels in saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add condensed milk. Stir completely. Keep on low heat until ready to use, stirring regularly.
  8. Chocolate frosting:.
  9. Chop semisweet chocolate.
  10. Place in saucepan with butter over low heat until melted. Cool to lukewarm.
  11. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy.
  12. Add chocolate to cream cheese. Mix.
  13. Add vanilla extract. Mix.
  14. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well blended and smooth.
  15. Once cake has cooled, frost bottom layer with chocolate frosting. Once frosted dribble hot caramel over bottom layer. Add top layer of cake. Frost with chocolate frosting. Dribble caramel over top layers.
  16. Prepare for sugar high.
  17. Delicious warm but if you aren't serving within a couple hours you will want to refrigerate due to the cream cheese.

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