Chocolate Chip Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream
Ohhh baking! I certainly am no cake boss, but I LOVE to bake. I thought it would be fun to whip up a little something before I had a few friends come over for dinner & this was my result.
I took a recipe I found on Pinterest & simplified it. Even though I decided to take the rookie route, it turned out to be super easy & tasted great (even though it certainly is not the most pleasing cake to look at)!
Down below is my (very) basic & simple step by step.
I started by just making two 8 inch golden butter cakes from a box mix. Adding chocolate chips into the batter would also taste great.
Once those were cooled slightly, using a toothpick, I poked holes in both cakes. Then, I drizzled salted caramel ice-cream topping over the cakes. If you have the time, make your own caramel!
I let the caramel soak in for a little bit & then applied a thick layer of chocolate buttercream & chocolate chips to the top of one of the cakes.
I then stack the other layer on top.
Using a normal spatula, I spread salted caramel buttercream all over the top and sides of the whole cake.
I allowed that some time to set before drizzling melted milk chocolate over the entire cake.
To add a little something, I sprinkled mini chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt on top.
Photograph | Courtesy of Sarah C. Vanderbloemen