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Your Family Will Love This Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Your Family Will Love This Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake Recipe

Caramel and chocolate have long been perfect partners and this recipe is one reason why. The rich caramel of the frosting and the deep chocolate cake flavor both shine through without too much of one or the other.

Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting


Cake Ingredients:

3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Caramel Frosting Ingredients:

2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Cake Directions:

1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate in water. Remove from the heat; cool completely.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.

5. Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

6. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish or two greased 8-inch round cake pans.

7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes for 13×9 or 30-35 minutes for 8-inch round pans. Check for doneness when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Frosting Directions:

1. Combine the brown sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

2. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm.

3. Transfer to a small mixing bowl; beat in confectioner's sugar, cream, and vanilla until mixture achieves spreading consistency. Frost cake.

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There are certainly tons of cakes to try out there! With so many options, it can be hard to figure out which one is the right one for you. We've got some great suggestions here for you to try once you've made this caramel-frosted chocolate cake.

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Black Forest cake may seem intimidating at first, but we assure you it's worth all the effort. This cake is absolutely delicious, and is a perfect way to cap off an elegant dining experience. If you've been resorting to store-bought or bakery-made Black Forest cakes, take a chance on yourself and try making your own!

Finally, a chocolate roll cake is always a great pick. Think of it like a giant Ho-Ho! This cake is meant to be cut into slices, so everyone gets a piece that has filling in it. This is a great way to challenge and grow your baking skills.

We have a recipe for each of the cakes we just suggested on our site. Be sure to go and check each of them out! They're all great recipes that you'll surely come back to again and again.

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