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October 10, 2017

Salted Caramel Cake !!

This cake has a lovely light crumb and salty-sweet deliciousness, which is well worth every step.

Ingredients :
  1. All purpose flour - 240 gms
  2. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  3. Butter - 11o gms
  4. Granulated sugar - 225 gms
  5. Dark brown sugar - 150 gms
  6. Eggs - 3 nos
  7. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  8. Milk - 240 ml
For Cream Cheese icing :
  1. Butter - 75 gms
  2. Cream cheese, room temperature - 225 gms
  3. Icing sugar - 250 gms
For Salted Caramel Sauce :
  1. Butter - 90 gms
  2. Granulated sugar - 200 gms
  3. Double cream - 120 ml
  4. Sea Salt flakes - 1 tbsp

Method :

For the cake :

1.  Preheat the oven to 180 C.  Grease and line up the baking pan with parchment paper.

2.  Sieve together flour and baking powder.

3.  In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and both the sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating nicely until the whole mixture is well combined.

4.  Add vanilla extract, then mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk.  Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake it for 30 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely.

For the Salted Caramel sauce :

5.  Heat the sugar over low to medium heat.  When the sugar starts to melt, gently swirl the pan but don't stir.  Cook for 5 mins or until the colour changes to brown.

6.  Remove from heat and add the butter.  Allow the butter to melt completely and then slowly stir the  mixture.

7.  Slowly, pour the cream and the sea salt.  Bring the mixture back to low heat and warm until it's a smooth sauce.  Leave to cool completely.

For the Cream cheese icing :

8.  Cream the butter until light and fluffy.  Slowly, add the sifted icing sugar.  

9.  Add cream cheese and caramel sauce.  Whisk until pale and smooth.

Assembling :

10.  Divide the cake into two layers, spread the caramel sauce and cream cheese icing.  Place the top layer of the cake and spread the remaining cream cheese icing and drizzle the caramel sauce and create the marbled pattern on top of the cake.

Enjoy baking :)

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