Z couldn't make up his mind
about what kind of cake he wanted,
so I decided to surprise him.
The week before his birthday
I saw a link to a
salted caramel chocolate cake on
another blog that I follow,
Sea salt caramels are a favorite treat of ours,
so I decided to try it.
The recipe she linked to is from Sweet Paul Magazine.
I made the following changes:
I halved the chocolate frosting (& still had some leftover)
In the salted caramel I reduced the fleur de sel
from 1/2 teaspoon to 1/4 tsp.
This should be plenty of salt, especially if you
sprinkle a little on the top of the cake before serving!
Unfortunately I don't have any small cake pans,
so I baked it as a sheet cake and then cut it
in half. This resulted in a slightly lopsided cake.
While it wasn't the prettiest cake ever,
it is definitely one of the tastiest I've had.
This cake is salty, sweet, rich and decadent goodness.
Definitely a keeper.
Guess it's time for me to go buy a couple of
round cake pans!