Walnut Caramel Chocolate Cake

Walnut Caramel Chocolate Cake


  • Makes: 8-12 Slices
  • Active Time: 35-38 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45-55 Minutes
  • Tools Required: Medium Mixing Bowl, 2 Round 8-inch Cake Pans, Parchment Paper, Whisk & Spatula, Sauce Pan, Electric Mixer, Oven Thermometer

Ingredients

    • For Cake:

    • Full box Chocolate Cake Mix
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup water
    • For Caramel Frosting:

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup confectioners sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 1/4 cup caramel topping (store purchased)

Directions

    • For Cake:

    • Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2 round 8-inch cake pans and line with parchment paper. Combine eggs, vegetable oil, and water. Add mix. Blend together until batter is smooth. Pour batter evenly into each pan. Bake for 26 to 28 minutes, or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes, then invert and remove from pan continuing to cool completely before frosting.
    • For Caramel Frosting:

    • In saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Mix in milk and brown sugar and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Using an electric mixer beat in vanilla extract and confectioners sugar. Add more milk if mix is too thick. Frost each top of chocolate cake and layer. Garnish with chopped walnuts and drizzle with caramel topping.

Recipe Summary

Use with

Chocolate Cake Mix

Fresh Ingredients

Eggs, Butter, Milk

Staples

Vegetable Oil, Packed Brown Sugar, Confectioners Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Walnuts, Caramel Topping

Tools

Medium Mixing Bowl, 2 Round 8-inch Cake Pans, Parchment Paper, Whisk & Spatula, Sauce Pan, Electric Mixer, Oven Thermometer

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