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WEEK THREE: caramel cake

 

Salted caramel cake with Christmas chocolates

Ingredients

For the cake

325g caster sugar

325g butter or margarine

325g self-raising flour

6 eggs

40g cocoa powder

 

For the decoration:

1 jar of salted caramel (or home made if you have time!)

Lots of your favourite Christmas chocolates (like terry’s chocolate orange or roses etc.)

 

For the buttercream:

200g butter

1 tsp. vanilla

450g icing sugar

 

This cake is the perfect alternative to a Christmas cake, for people that don’t like anything too fruity! It’s simple and easy to make with a little bit of a Christmas special addition and a gorgeous naughty bit of salted caramel too. (Check out any of your own known recipes if you want to try DIY, or buy a jar to save time over the Christmas holiday at www.madebyleah.uk)

Method

  • Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees and grease and line 2 8” cake tins
  • To make the cake, cream together butter and sugar until very fluffy.
  • Add the 6 eggs a little at a time
  • Once the eggs are combined, add the self-raising flour. Once the flour is combined with the wet mixture, the cake should be perfectly mixed and be a great thickness
  • Once the batter is made, split the mixture into two bowls, and add the cocoa powder to half the mixture. This means you should now have a bowl of white cake mix and a bowl of chocolatey brown cake mix!
  • Add the white and brown mixture at random to both cake tins, swirling them together to give a marble effect in each tin. Try not to mix too much as it will all go brown, it looks great swirled together as two separate colours!
  • Bake the cakes for approx. 25 minutes until the cakes are firm and golden
  • Make the buttercream by mixing the vanilla, butter and icing sugar together in a bowl.
  • Once cakes are baked and cooled, fill and top with your delicious vanilla buttercream.
  • Now for the good part, pour caramel all over the top of your cake. I say the more the better! It looks great dripping down the sides. When you have enough caramel, pile your cake high with Christmas sweets and goodies!
  • Eat!

Printable recipe

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