Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Caramel Chocolate Cake

We are celebrating a birthday at work tomorrow, and I wanted to make something with the chocolate cake mixes in my pantry. I found this recipe, and I knew my friend at work would love to have a cake full of chocolate and caramel. I made two small square cakes. One for the birthday party and one for my husband (he had chocolate chips added to his).

Caramel Chocolate Cake
link at cdkitchen.com
1 dark chocolate cake mix (18.25 oz size)

1 jar caramel sundae topping
1 large tub whipped topping
14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk

Bake cake according to box in 9X13 pan. While still hot, poke the cake full of holes with a table knife. Pour the caramel sauce over the cake, then the sweetened condensed milk, and allow to cool. Spread with whipped topping. Chill.

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42 comments:

Zesty Cook said...

You are so nice Meg - I wish I worked in your office :)

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! That looks and sounds so incredible! Wowza!

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow - another killer recipe! I'm going to try this, but with my homemade chocolate cake. This reminds me of Tres Leches in a way, too, with the sweetened condensed milk poured over the top...Mmmmmm...

Sharon said...

Wow, that looks amazing!

carolinebee said...

You are so nice :D I'm thinking the condensed milk poured on would make it nice and moist! Ha AHH i hate that word but whatev.

sweet26 said...

wow that sounds insanely good! i'm a huge fan of anything with condensed milk in it!

Pumpkin said...

This looks great! An easy way to make a "regular" chocolate cake something special. (And what isn't better with caramel sauce added?)

abby of Mia Picolli Piaceri said...

hey. That looks good ;) ut also seems like a no-fuss recipe. very practical without sacrificing taste. good job ;)

Culinarywannabe said...

How simple and decadent!! What a pal for doing this!

The Healthy Hostess said...

I love that cake! I read your blog all of the time, but I don't think I have ever commented! You are great!!
:)

shelby said...

Love it, it sounds so decadent!

haha and I had to laugh at the fact you made 2 cakes..."and one for my husband". Guys can eat anything!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous birthday treat!!

Krista said...

You make the BEST desserts, Meg!!

ksgoodeats said...

Fabulous cake! Sounds easy to make too :)

Maria said...

That sounds easy..and oh so rich! I am sure everyone will love it!

5 Star Foodie said...

This cake looks like a very delicious treat!

Reeni♥ said...

Caramel+Chocolate=Heavenly!!! Is your office hiring?

bitesoflife said...

I love this cake! We called it holy cake growing up! Just reading the recipe makes me want to have it!

Kate said...

This is perfect with valentine's day coming up! I wish I could bake though. I would like to say I am, but I'm terrible! But maybe I can do it!

LeslieVeg said...

Looks yummy!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com

stephchows said...

I was just reading a recipe that sounded exactly like this and it was called "better then sex cake" hahaha Hope it tastes great!

luckytastebuds said...

wow...you make very tasty looking treats!

Tanya said...

Caramel and chocolate is the next best thing after chocolate and peanut butter...mmmmmm!

Priscilla said...

Looks and sounds too good. I'd love to be eating this right now...I'll be making this tomorrow and let you know how we like it!

strongandhealthy said...

Oh my that looks delicious!!!

duodishes said...

Wow, this is easy. Good quick cake recipe!

Susan said...

Oh Yum...I love the chocolate chip version and so would my family! My family is waiting for a new baked item to appear...I better get to work! I cant let them see this post or they will want to come to your house!

Maryann said...

Looks good Megan :)

Annie Shin said...

that cake looks super moist and delish! i gotta try it

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Oh my gosh! I think my sister made this cake once. Brings back memories. :-)

Elra said...

Megan,
this is sinfully delicious.

Jaime said...

omg! your blog is full of such yummy things! i am definitely making those choc chip cookie sandwiches soon!!!! cant wait to read more :)

Thinspired said...

Oooh this one looks like a winner for sure. How sweet of you to think of your work friend ;)

Joie de vivre said...

Oh yummy! I've never seen DARK chocolate cake mix before!

Lara said...

Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog. I wish I was your co-worker too--this looks delicious! What a fun blog you have.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks so good and sounds easy!

AK Mom said...

This cake sounds sooo good, and looks pretty easy to make. I'll have to try it. :)
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Bunny said...

You have very lucky co workers Megan this looks and sounds so good!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds super simple and looks so darned good. I think my children would sooo devour it. Glad I stumbled by your blog. Lots of good stuff here!!! Once again! YUM!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Chocolate cake with caramel -- YUM! My daughter made brownies a while ago and poked holes in them, then filled the holes with peanut butter, then frosted them with chocolate frosting. It was holy yum! :)

Grace said...

i have another name for this cake...we call it the "better than sex cake." i suppose it's best left to each individual person as to how they feel about it... :):)

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

wow that looks awesome.

and i LOVE ur cute background!