By Eat More Chocolate Team Cake Birthday Baking
April 16, 2015
A classic favorite dessert with a Chic update.
Chocolate Layer Cake
Prepare cake batter according to package instructions for two 8-inch rounds.
Bake according to package instructions.
Leave cake in tin. While cake is still warm, poke holes all over cake. Do not poke holes all the way thru the cake, just about 3/4's in.
In a medium sauce pan, melt together condensed milk and caramel sauce. Alternatively, heat milk and caramel in the microwave. Pour warm milk-caramel mixture over warm cake. Spread evenly over cake. Let cake cool in tin. Once at room temperature, store cake in fridge until ready to assemble. (It is much easier to work with a chilled cake.)
Whip chilled heavy cream in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Whip to soft peaks and then add sifted powdered sugar in three additions. Add salt and vanilla.
Continue to whip to firm/stiff peaks. At this point the whipped cream should be able to hold peak without collapsing. The whipped cream should be fluffy and thick. DO NOT OVER-BEAT! The whipped cream will get grainy and begin to separate.
Remove milk-caramel soaked cake layers from fridge. Run a mini offset spatula around cake tin to release cake from tin. Invert cake and remove cake from tin.
Place one cake layer on a plate. Sprinkle chopped chocolate toffee candy over cake. Follow with about 4 ice cream scoops of chilled whipped cream. Use a mini offset spatula (or the back of a spoon) to spread whipped cream into an even layer.
Place remaining cake layer on top. Sprinkle chopped candy over cake, followed with whipped cream. Spread into an even layer.
If desired, drizzle warmed up caramel sauce over whipped cream. Top cake with remaining chopped candy. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
**Substitute as little or as much milk as water needed in cake mix recipe. Example: half water, half milk.
Chocolate Layer Cake
1- 15.25 oz chocolate fudge cake mix**, prepared according to package instructions
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup caramel sauce/caramel topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup chopped milk chocolate toffee candy bar (ex: Heath)