Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Triple Chocolate Caramel Cake

This cake is not for the faint hearted. It has all 3 kinds of chocolate, milk, dark and white. Plus caramel frosting. I made this recipe up for my cousins birthday, she absolutely loves chocolate so I thought that would be fitting.. lots of chocolate! Since I would be having some of this cake and am completely addicted to caramel it HAD to have some form of caramel on/in it. Unfortunately I didn't take very many or pretty pictures, but it was very yummy :)

2 1/4 cups flour
1 bar dark chocolate
1 bar milk chocolate
1 bar white chocolate
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cream
butter cream frosting (I didn't measure how much, sorry)

Preheat the oven to 180°C
Mix the dry ingredients for the cake and set aside. Then chop or grate the chocolate into small pieces, but not too small (You can use chocolate chips too if it's easier).
Beat together the butter and sugar until nice and creamy. Then add the eggs one at a time while mixing. Then add the buttermilk, chocolate bits and vanilla. Mix until everything is mixed through and divide the batter among 2 cake pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

For the frosting melt the butter and sugar together then add the cream. Mix it well until it forms a nice caramel. Don't over cook it other wise it will become lumpy and not very nice. Let it cool until it becomes firm. Then mix it with your butter cream frosting (or you can use cream cheese or marscapone). It should taste really rich and like caramel. Put it on your cooled cake (and between layers) and add grated chocolate bits on top of (and between) the cake.

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