I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Oh my, this is so good.    I will often sprinkle a crushed butterfinger candy bar on top or chopped pecans.   I have a lot of compliments on this one.

(serves 12)

Cake Ingredients:
*2 cups white sugar
*1 3/4 cups all-pourpose flour
*3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
*1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
*1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 large eggs
*1 cup whole milk
*1/2 cup vegetable oil
*2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
*1 teaspoon instant coffee
*1 cup boiling water

Frosting Ingredients:
*1/2 cup granulated sugar
*4 tablespoons water
*1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
*2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1 1/2 cups butter, softened
*1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
*4 cups powdered sugar
*2 butterfinger candy bars, crushed (optional)

Cake Directions:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Grease & flour a 9x13 inch pan.
~In a large mixing bowl, stir the white sugar, flour cocoa, baking soda, baking powder & salt.
~Mix in one egg at a time.
~Add milk, vegetable oil & vanilla.
~Mix for 4 minutes on medium speed.
~Dissolve 1 teaspoon instant coffee into the boiling water.
~Stir coffee mixture into the cake batter by hand.
~Pour into prepared pan.
~Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
~Allow cake to completely cool before frosting (I like to gently put plastic wrap over the cake while it's cooling, to keep it moist).

Frosting Directions:
~Dissolve sugar in water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
~Bring sugar water to a boil & stop stirring.
~Continue cooking over medium-high heat until water becomes a amber brown color (about 8-10 minutes).
~Remove from heat.
~Slowly stir in heavy cream & vanilla.
~Let cool for at least 40 minutes.
~In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter & salt until fluffy.
~Gradually add in the powdered sugar and mix until well mixing.
~Mix in cooled caramel mixture.
~Frost cake.
~Sprinkle with crushed butterfingers or pecans if desired.

1 comment:

ISO 22000 Training said...

I have seen another post with the same recipe just now. But then again, it's good to find another one to compare. I love this recipe!