Monday, October 6, 2014

Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream Filling

Hello! Welcome to the The Streeterville Life. I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share my new blog. I have been working on this project for the last couple months and I'm really excited to start posting. Please be patient with me as I continue to learn how the blogging world works. To help get the party started I have created the ultimate chocolate cake that is fit for any special occasion...or if you're just needing a sweet treat. Enjoy!

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups boiling water
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whipped Cream Ingredients:
4 tablespoons of caramel sauce (Either homemade sauce or caramel ice cream topping)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup heavy cream

Garnish Ingredients:
Pirouette Cookies

I highly recommend using this sea salt for baking or adding as a garnish to chocolate. This can be bought at Sur La Table.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3 - 9 inch round cake pans. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at time, then stir in vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Place the heavy cream and salt in a mixer and whisk the cream until it is whipped.
  5. Add the caramel, and whip until incorporated.
  6. Once the cakes have completely cooled, trim cakes so each cake is even. Next, spread your filling between each layer, all around and on top of the cake
  7. Lastly, garnish the outside of the cake with pirouette cookies and sprinkle the top of the cake with some raspberries.



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