Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing Recipe
Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing Recipe

Publisher Photo
I found this recipe back in the late '80s and knew it was a special cake. The caramel icing can be a little tricky because you have to work quickly, but it's so worth it! —Mariann James, Ferguson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Caramel popcorn with peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 589 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two well-greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Remove from heat; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
  5. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; pour half of the warm icing over the cake. Top with remaining cake layer. Pour remaining icing over top of cake. If desired, top with caramel popcorn. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing in Taste of Home September/October 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 589 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing

AVERAGE RATING
   (8)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (5)
4 Star
 (1)
3 Star
 (2)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"To Die For! As mentioned in other reviews, it would be good to let the caramel frosting cool somewhat before pouring over the cake. You'd still get some drizzle effect but it wouldn't pool on the plate quite as much (as mine did). The caramel corn is a great addition. In the spirit of the accompanying write-up in the magazine, we enjoyed this cake while listening to a St. Louis Cardinals playoff game!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"This cake was great moist and the icing was incredible . The only change I made was instead of round cake pans I used a 9 x13 pan. When the cake cooled I poked holes in it then poured the warm icing over it . It turned out perfect"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This is a keeper for me. I actually thought the cake to be tasty but a little dry. Maybe I overbaked it. The icing however was the easiest homemade caramel I've ever made and it was delicious! I will use this recipe for icing on other cakes I love, as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Delicious cake and the icing is a little tricky. It can't be too hot or too cool. It should just start to thicken before you pour it over the cake, otherwise it's too hot and runny and will slide right off the cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I liked the cake but not the frosting. I would make it again but create a different topping."

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT