30 August 2013

Easy Caramel Cake

An easy melt and mix cake.


200 grams unsalted butter
1 cup water

4 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups caster sugar

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon bi-carb soda


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan forced). Grease 18 cm round cake pan.

Large bowl: sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and sugar. Stir.

Second bowl: whisk together eggs, milk, vinegar and vanilla with a fork.

Third bowl: cut butter into large dice and add water. Microwave for one minute. Stir. Microwave for another minute. 

Add bi-carb soda to hot butter mix and watch it fizz! Stir in egg mixture. 

Add wet mix to dry and stir to combine.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool.

Caramel Icing

100 grams unsalted butter
1/4 cup white chocolate buttons
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups icing sugar

Melt first three ingredients together in the microwave, stirring after one minute.

Sift in icing sugar. 

Pour over cake

Inspiration for this recipes came from the following sources:

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