02 May 2011

Caramel & Chocolate Tart Cake




I often find myself making Chocolate based desserts. Want to know a little secret? I don't really like Chocolate.

I like the 'idea' of Chocolate.

It's not that I don't enjoy a real piece of Chocolate. If you give me a bitter, extra-dark piece of hard Chocolate, that'll really make me happy. 

It's kind of like Bananas. I like the fruit, but hate anything banana-flavored.



This recipe was inspired by a post from the Pioneer Woman's website. After swapping a few ingredients, this the end result. 

I have to say that I never used boxed cake mixes, or anything boxed, for that matter. So I was a little hesitant about the recipe. But it is delicious and moist. It doesn't taste 'boxy' at all.





 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (18.25 oz)
4 ounces chopped Almonds
1 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine, melted
8 ounces of Caramel Candy
4 ounces Chocolate Covered Peanuts


  
-Chop the chocolate covered peanuts and the almonds, then set aside.

-I used the type of caramel candy that comes with a cream center. You can use anything you like. 




-In a small sauce pan, melt the caramel candy with 1/2 of the evaporated milk. Over low heat, mixing with a spoon regularly.  





-Meanwhile, Pour the boxed cake mix into a bowl.





-Add the chopped almonds, chocolate covered peanuts, butter and the rest of the evaporated milk.






-Butter a big tart pan. I used a ceramic, 11 inch baking dish, about 2 inches tall. 






-Pour some half of the cake mix. You'll need to use your hands. Wet your hands before touching the mix so it doesn't stick to your hands. 








-Pour the melted caramel mixture.






-Pour the rest of the mix. Again, it's easier if you use your hands. you could also spoon the mix into the dish. 





-Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it rest for 10 minutes before digging in.







3 comments:

kankana said...

Yum yum yum .. like crazy yum ! Love how you shared the recipe .. step by step pic.. awsm :)

Medifast Coupons said...

YUM! This turned out really nice looking. Very decadent look to your tart/cake. I can't wait to try.

Heather said...

Oh yay, me too with the chocolate! I like it in cake form, and I like it in croissants. This looks rather heavenly...and the chocolate is in the cake form:)

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