This morning I delivered this Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake with Caramel & Nuts…. and this afternoon I snacked on the leftover brownie cubes and ganache. Yes, yes I did.
And it was so, so delicious!!
Wanna know how to make it? Here you go:
First, I baked two layers of dark chocolate cake and added a pile of semi-sweet chocolate chips baked into the batter. I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake mix, but adapted it like I usually do. You could easily just follow the box directions, but I always like to add a little oomph to my cakes by doing the “doctored” recipe!
This cake was very similar to the Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake with Heath Bar Toffee Chips, Ganache & Hershey Kisses cake… but this was for a customer’s husband’s birthday and she told me that her husband loved brownies with lots of caramel and nuts, so I decided to make the cake similar to that one… except with caramel and nuts and well…. more brownies.
I used a boxed Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies mix to bake a layer of brownie (also in an 8″round cake pan) and then I sandwiched that in between the cake! I baked the extra batter in a 6″ square pan and then cubed it up to garnish the top of the cake.
So here’s how I put it together… I put down one layer of cake, then I
drizzled it slathered it with ganache, then caramel, then chopped walnuts. On top of that I added the 8″ round brownie and then more ganache, caramel and nuts. Then I repeated the bottom layer… which included the other cake, even more ganache, caramel, and nuts.
To make it pretty on top, I cubed up tiny bites of brownie and put them around the edges… and just for kicks I drizzled on just a little more ganache and caramel. Isn’t that pretty? Is your mouth-watering? Mine is.
Goodness… it’s a good thing I make things like this for other people and don’t keep whole cakes like this at my house, because I’m pretty sure I’d have it for breakfast, lunch and supper until it was gone. If it lasted for all three meals…
If you’re a brownie lover – you should make this. Today. If not today, then definitely tomorrow, but only if you need to run to the store first!
Do you love brownies? Let me know if you make this cake… I’d love to hear what you think!