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BAKES | Salted Caramel Drip Cake With Caramac

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A delicious sweet and salty cake that everyone will enjoy.

I love baking and I'm always looking for an excuse to make cake but at the moment, I have been extremely poorly and not up to baking, yet I have somehow managed to find the time to bake my Dad a cake for his birthday. It never fails me that almost everyone I know has a birthday during the months leading up to Christmas which makes me a busy little baker. Now that I have rambled on a little bit, I want to give you all the recipe for my Salted Caramel Drip Cake with Caramac, which will sure be the perfect cake for any Caramac fans.

So what you'll need:
Cake
400g Unsalted Butter, softened
400g Light Brown Sugar
400g Eggs (6-7 eggs)
400g Self-Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
4tbsp Whole Milk
Salted Caramel Buttercream
250g Unsalted Butter, softened
600g Icing Sugar
175g Carnations Caramel
Pinch of Sea Salt
Decoration
Carnations Caramel
Pinch of Sea Salt
Salted Caramel Buttercream
Caramac
First try and prepare all your ingredients into separate bowls so adding them together will be much easier. Heat your oven to 180c/160 for fan assisted ovens and line three 8inch cake tins with baking parchments and set aside.
In a mixer beat together the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, eggs and baking powder and beat until combined. As I have used this recipe for a few cakes I have found that if you add the ingredients into the mixer in parts prevents you from over beating the cake mixture. If the mixture is a little too thick now would be a great time to add some of your whole milk. Then divide your mixture between the three tins and smooth over, I have found that if you weigh each cake tins ensures that they rise to the same level when placed on the same shelf in the oven. Bake your cakes for about 25-30 minutes until the cakes are golden brown and the cake springs back, placing a skewer should come out clean too.
Once you have baked your cakes, set aside to cool in their tins for 10-minutes and then remove them from the tins to fully cool on a wire rack. Once they have cooled you can prepare them for decoration. Even when you weigh out the mixture evenly there may be a dome on the top of your cakes so cut off any excess with a knife or cake leveller, and brush the crumbs off with a crumb brush.
Next comes the exciting part, the decoration. In a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and beat in the icing sugar. But be careful, unless you want to look like a snowman! It's best to try and beat in the icing sugar a little bit at the time to prevent any lumps and looking like a snowman. The first time I done this recipe I put all the icing sugar into my mixer and it went everywhere, it look liked Santa's Grotto in my kitchen. Keep beating the buttercream for 5-minutes until fully combined. Add the carnations caramel and beat again with a pinch of sea salt for a further 5-minutes.
As the cakes are already prepared we can start adding the first layer of buttercream. Put the first cake onto the serving plate and some of the buttercream onto the top of the first layer, add the second cake on top, and then top again with some of the buttercream and add the final layer. Cover the sides and top with a thin layer of buttercream and set in the fridge for 10-minute. Repeat again with a thicker layer of buttercream until it's smooth.
Once you have finished set aside in the fridge again and pop the rest of the carnations caramel into a bowl and beat, microwave for 10-seconds and beat once more. Using a disposable piping bag, pipe it around the edge of the cake to create the drip, fill the top of the cake with more caramel so the top is covered completely. Pop back into the fridge for 15-minutes. Then pipe the rest of your Salted Caramel Buttercream around the top, add some Caramac pieces in your buttercream and grate any left over Caramac for the middle of your cake.

Enjoy!

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10 comments on "BAKES | Salted Caramel Drip Cake With Caramac"
  1. Wow this looks amazing! :) x

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  2. This looks so good - by hubby would love this! He's salted caramel fiend! #marvmondays

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  3. Naughty but nice, who could resist a cake like this?

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    1. Popping by from #MarvMondays forgot to say in my caramel cake lust!

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  4. Oh wow this looks so so so delicious! I will have to give this recipe a go! xx #MarvMondays

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  5. I was literally drooling reading this, yummy!

    #MarvMondays

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  6. This looks so amazing! My partner would love it as he's a big fan of caramac :) ox #MarvMondays

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  7. Oh this looks to die for. We have guests for dinner this Sunday so I may make this. I made a caramac cheesecake a few weeks back and it used so many caramacs that it cost a small fortune and was way too sickly. Looking at the ingredients of this cake, it sounds much better.

    #marvmondays

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  8. OMG. I have such a thing for salted caramel at the moment, I bet I'd love this! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe on #MarvMondays. Emily

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  9. I need to make this at the weekend!

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