Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Better-Than-Sex Cake

Well, I'm not sure I'd say it was that good! ;) This was another thing I decided to try out for the Superbowl party. Again, I got this from a post someone left on the Nest but I can't remember her name (same person who posted the crack dip last week - they were in the same post!) Oh well... I was never accused of being perfect ;)

Here's how I made it (it is slightly different to the original version)

1 chocolate cake (recipe below)
3/4 cup caramel topping (I used jarred caramel ice-cream topping. I'll try just melting some caramels and using those next time)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (I'm really not sure why I needed this. I'm going to skip it next time)
1 Symphony bar - the one with toffee bits and almonds
1 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Bake chocolate cake according to recipe below.

2. Leave the cake in the baking pan. While it is still warm, poke small holes in the cake using a toothpick. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cake.

3. Let the cake stand to cool. Whip up the heavy whipping cream and then coat the top of the cake with the whipped cream. Sprinkle with chopped up pieces of the chocolate bar.

4. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve the cake. It's great with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream :)

Here's the chocolate cake recipe I used. It's the cake base from "Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting" from the Land O'Lakes Baking book.

1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cups milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Grease and lightly flour a 13x9x2-inch baking dish (a lasagna dish works perfectly!)

2. Combine the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or other large bowl. Beat until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well-mixed. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to butter mixture alternatively with the milk (I put all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then added the dry and the milk a little at a time). Beat just until blended.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


MrsPresley said...

there are so many posts on the nest for the crack dip, it could have been anyone! :)

i really liked this cake and a co-worker said it was one the best she has ever had...not sure it really earns its title though ;)

DeborahSW said...

I brought this recipe to a BBQ in the past and it was SUCH a hit, people just love it!