Caramel mud cake fit for a king!

 My son requested this for his 13th birthday! This cake is pretty simple, easy to dress up fancy, tastes amazing and has a beautiful crumb! The bake time is almost two hours, but it is worth it for the texture and deepness of the cake. I hope you enjoy it  as much as our family!

caramel cake

Ingredients

250g butter

180g white chocolate

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups brown sugar

375ml water

2 cups plain flour

2/3 cup self-raising flour

3 eggs

 

Frosting ingredients

125 g butter

1 cup brown sugar

80ml milk

1 ½ cups icing powder

 

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees Celcius. Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan on the stove on low heat. Add the sugar and remove from heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the water and stir until combined. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Come back to the kitchen! Add the vanilla, flours and eggs. Stir really well until combined. I do not use an electric mixer for mud cakes or pound cakes because I like a crumbly texture rather than a silky texture. Once you’re happy with your batter, pour into a lined cake tin and bake at 150 degrees Celcius for around 1 hour and 50 minutes. Do not open the oven in this time. If you get to the time and you think it looks like it needs a little more, leave it in for a further 5 to 10 minutes. Take out and set aside to cool in the cake tin.

 

For the frosting

Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan and then stir in the milk. Once it starts to bubble, remove from the heat and add the icing powder. Stir until no lumps are present. Leave to cool down a bit. I spread the frosting thinly on the cooled down cake, and then go back 10 minutes later for a second coat, pouring the frosting on the top and letting it ooze down the sides, sometimes with a little coaxing by my spatula! This cake was for my son’s 13th birthday, so I popped some macaroons on the top, and then sprinkled with some smashed almond praline. This cake is a show stopper and everyone loves it, especially my amazing son!! xo

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Caramel mud cake fit for a king!

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