Jan 28, 2012

Salt, Chocolate, and Caramel Caramel Caramel!

I baked.
I ate.
Trying to perfect my chocolate sea salt caramel recipe, I must say I got pretty close! It took a lot of work, burns on my hands, and a few hours today BUT they are mighty tasty!
same recipe for chocolate cake
Makes wholes in the middle

(you can't see it, but it makes the whole cake)
1/2 cup sugar
3 table spoons butter cubed
1/4 cup plus 1 table spoon heavy cream

Put the sugar in a pot and let it dissolve and boil on high. Once the sugar turns a amber color, add the butter and let it melt. Next, put the cream in and take it off of the heat. stir and let sit until cooled. Spoon out caramel to the center of the cakes.

1/4 cup of sugar
2 tabel spoons water
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tea spoon vanilla
1 stick salted butter
one stick unsalted butter
SALT! as much as you want :)
1 1/2 cups powder sugar

put the sugar and water into a pot and let it once again turn the amber color while stirring often. once it becomes the right color, take off the heat and add the cream and vanilla. (if you taste it, be aware that it doesn't taste very good). Let it sit for 20 minutes. Whip the butter and salt until creamy, add sugar and once that is all blended add the caramel. Mix until super fluffy! At this point it will taste good. promise. 

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 tea spoon salt
3/4 cup water
sugar (to sprinkle and make pretty)
put sugar, salt, and water in a pot and turn the stove on. DUH. Let the sugar dissolve then, bring it to a boil. Once again, let it turn in to that amber color. Before you take it off the heat, fill up your sink with ice water. When you take off the pot from the heat, dunk the bottom in to the ice water so it doesn't cook any more. You will have to work fast because the caramel will harden FAST. Have a piece of parchment paper covered in oil spray ready. After your pot is dunked, use a spoon and make dots, or swirls, or whatever you want on the greased up paper. It cools quickly so put the sugar on immediately after it is poured.
Ice the cakes and put the pretty little candy on top!
I can not wait for my mixer to get here...

They are really good! A perfect mixture of salty and sweet. Make mini's and people will love you...

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