What you need first is a day off, alone at home for 12hrs! To make sure you will have that heaven taste!
Lets start with the Cake:
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coco powder
1 tablesp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
*** Unsalted butter and coco powder for the pans
Preheat your oven for 350
Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl, add the liquid ingredients all at once and mix with an electric mixer in a low speed for 3 mints.
Dived the dough between the two pans.
It took me about 35-40 mints for the cakes to bake. But make sure to do the toothpick test before turning the oven off.
Let the cakes cool down and then put them in the freezer ( meanwhile work on the caramel and the chocolate ganache )
For the caramel you need
3 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of water
2 tablesp of corn syrup
1 cup of heavy cream ( liquid whipping cream )
1 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
In a pan mix sugar ,water, and corn syrup boiling temp for 2 mints or till the sugar devolves then stop mixing. Leave it without stirring for another 11 mints, or till it bronzes! Remove it from heat and add the heavy cream ( make sure to stir it quick to avoid crystals) ** this is the hardest step ever ****
Leave the caramel for 15 mints to cool down and add the butter start stirring till the butter melts.
For Chocolate Ganache
8 oz of semi sweet chocolate ships
1 cup heavy cream ( liquid whipping cream)
2 tablesp corn syrup
In a heatproof bowl add cream and corn syrup till it boils ( im using steam boiling method )
Add the chocolate ships into the boiling cream . And stir …
Let it cool down for a while
Cut the cakes into layers ( as much as you can ) I cut one cake into two layers and the other into three. So its up to you !
Add the Caramel filling, layer by layer ( you can like add nuts or do layer by layer one caramel and one Nutella) up to you.
After finishing filling the caramel add the chocolate ganache on top. Save some for a later toping too!
Leave it in the freezer and start working on your topping!
I used a regular buttercream frosting for the flowers ( 1/2 cup room temp unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cup of icing sugar) add some color if you want
For chocolate curls melt down some semi sweet chocolate ships . With a blush or a spatula separate the melted chocolate over a parchment paper . Let it cool down, and then start creating curls with a spatula.
Start decorating 🙂
You can change the theme also ( like adding sea salt to the caramel to forum a salted caramel cake ) sprinkle sea salt on top instead of the flowers and chocolate curls !!
Enjoy it! 🙂 🙂