Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Caramel Iced Chocolate Cake

Well let me say that I know that this picture is awful but I can assure you that the cake was yummy and the icing on top was even yummier!
(Food can be really hard to photograph and make it look appetizing or even edible at times! :0)

The icing on this cake reminds me of the buttermilk cookies that I MUST bring home with me everytime we visit Sugar Creek. (Amish)

So I made the cake for my husband since he loves chocolate and for me,I would have been satisfied with just a spoonful of the icing.

Caramel Iced Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
2 tbsp. mayonnaise

Combine all except for the water and mayo.
Add boiling water and mayo.
Bake in a greased 13X9 pan at 350° for 50 minutes.
Let cool.
When cake is cool then make the icing and spread over cake.

Caramel Icing

6 tbsp. butter
3/4 cups brown sugar
6 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter and sugar.
Add milk and boil fast for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add powdered sugar.
Stir until it loses it's gloss and then spread over cake.


OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Yum! I am sure this cake is just delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Sunny said...

I've never heard of putting mayonnaise in chocolate cake, I'll have to give it a try. Your cake looks yummy.
Sunny :)

West Side of Straight said...

Sounds good. going to try it today!
As a kid my mother made a choc cake that had to be with mayonnaise, and the eggs I think were eliminated. It was so moist. I'll have to look for that recipe too on eof these days.

Tammy said...

Oh my, this does look and sounds good!

I agree on the food photography...and how in the world do some bloggers do the step by step pictures is beyond me...LOL!

Have an awesome day! ☼

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

That caramel icing has caught my eye! I bet it's great on a lot of different cakes, too!!!

Carmen C. said...

YUM! I'll have to try this, the icing has me under it's spell!!!

Marie said...

Jessica, thanks so much for this cake recipe. I love caramel icing. I saw it has mayonnaise in it. Have you ever made biscuits with mayonnaise in the dough?

Nancy M. said...

Sounds great! I've always wondered how to make caramel icing. Thanks!

Maine-ly Me said...

Oh my my my! My mouth is watering just reading the recipe. I MUST make this soon! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Yummy.....any left?
Will send address...hehe

Cheryl said...

Yummy.....any left?
Will send address...hehe

Andora said...

This sounds and looks always have good stuff to share..