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Warm Up with a Slice of Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake

While it looks like spring weather is finally on its way it wasn’t long ago that we were hit with our routine ice storm. The temps were way below freezing and schools were even closed for a day.

On snow days such as this, I like to warm up with a cozy mug of hot chocolate. But you know me I’m always thinking how good things can be improved. So instead of just hot chocolate, why not hot chocolate cake.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake

A few years ago, I was gifted some Salted Caramel hot chocolate from William Sonoma. The flavor was great, but just a little too salty for my taste.

So, I thought about what I could possibly do with a can of hot chocolate, and voila I came up with my  Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake recipe.

With winter is still alive and well in parts of the world, warm up with a slice of Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake.
This cake combines hot chocolate, milk chocolate, and coco powder.

I’ve shared this recipe before, but this time I decided to share it with a full video.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake
Yields 10
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Cake
  1. 2 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 cup dry hot chocolate mix
  5. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  6. 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
  7. 2 cups sugar
  8. 3 oz milk chocolate, melted
  9. 5 eggs
  10. 2 tsp vanilla
Glaze
  1. 6 oz milk chocolate
  2. 2 Tbsp dry hot chocolate mix
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 1 tbsp butter
Topping
  1. Salted Caramel Topping
  2. Mini Marshmallows
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Spray 10″ bundt pan liberally with baking spray.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and hot chocolate mix. Set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl (or stand mixer) cream together you butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar and beat on medium about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. In microwave safe bowl, melt milk chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments,stirring after each. Add to butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  6. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each and then add vanilla.
  7. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your sifted dry ingredients.
  8. When just mixed in, turn mixer up to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  9. Fill your pan with batter and bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in pan and then transfer to wire rack.
Glaze
  1. In small saucepan over low heat melt milk chocolate, 2 Tbsp dry hot chocolate mix, heavy cream and butter together until melted, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour over cooled cake.
  4. Drizzel Salted Caramel topping on top.
  5. Garnish with mini marshmallows or Marshmallow Bits (again I used regular marshmallows, since I could not find the bits)
Notes
  1. Adaption: I used Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate for this cake, but any type of hot chocolate will work.
Adapted from By Akram Taghavi-Burris using Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Adapted from By Akram Taghavi-Burris using Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
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Since I first made this cake a few years ago I’ve made a few changes.

First off I discovered that Smuckers has a Salted Caramel topping perfect for this cake. Also if you can find the minute marshmallows, typically found with ice cream toppings, they are a much better scale for this dish.

Warm and Cozy Cake

This chocolate cake is so soft and dense it melts in your mouth. Also, every last bite is so rich in chocolate it’s amazing.

With winter is still alive and well in parts of the world, warm up with a slice of Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake.
This cake warms you up with chocolatey goodness

If ever I’m asked to make a chocolate cake from scratch I go for this recipe. What’s great is that you don’t even have to be a fan of the salted caramel hot chocolate. I’ve found that William Sommas milk chocolate hot chocolate works just as well. The peppermint hot chocolate would also work.

If you try your hand at making this cake I’d love to hear in the comments below how yours turned out.

With winter is still alive and well in parts of the world, warm up with a slice of Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cake.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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