I don’t know about you but for me chocolate cake is the ultimate cake. It is the perfect choice whether you are celebrating a birthday, special event or just want to indulge in a perfectly delicious slice of heaven.
There is something about the smell of chocolate that can instantly lift my mood. If I’m having a bad day or need a pick-me-up a slice of chocolate cake will surely brighten up my day. I can definitely not turn down a slice of good chocolate cake.
Chocolate cake is also a certain crowd pleaser and it is one of the most popular flavours when choosing a celebration cake.
There are hundreds of chocolate cake recipes out there but I have found that adding caramel to the cake mix really adds an extra dimension to my cakes. This recipe makes for a moist, gooey cake and it is extremely easy to make. It’s so good, I’m just going to go straight to the point and let you have the recipe!
- 175g Self-raising flour
- 2 ½ tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 150g Caster sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 150ml Corn Oil (but sunflower or vegetable oil will also work)
- 150ml Milk
- 2tsp Vanilla extract
- 125g Galaxy chocolate
- 397g can Carnation caramel
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- 2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens).
- Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, milk, eggs, half the vanilla and a tablespoonful of caramel until smooth. Then mix into the flour mixture
- Divide the cake mix between the two tins and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
- Cool the cakes in their tins and then turn out onto a cake rack.
- Melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water (bain marie) or carefully in the microwave. Be careful if you are melting the chocolate in the microwave as it can easily burn.
- Add the rest of the caramel and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Put one half of the cake onto a plate and spread some of the icing on top before adding the other half of the cake on top.
- Add the rest of the icing. I like to ice the entire cake but it’s up to you whether you just ice the top.
- Once the chocolate icing has set you can decorate to your liking.