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Martha Stewart's Mile High Salted-Caramel Chocolate Cake
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  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    Truly, madly and deeply chocolate: Pools of rich salted caramel separate layers of chocolate cake, which are then swathed with dark chocolate frosting and sprinkled with flaky salt. Prep the wondrous cake layers and caramel up to three days before assembling (chilling actually improves the texture for stacking), so you can make it look effortless.

    Ingredients

    • unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
    • 11/2 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 11/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 4 large eggs, room temperature
    • 11/2 cups buttermilk
    • 11/2 cups warm water
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons safflower oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 cups sugar
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup boiling water
    • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    • pinch kosher salt
    • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao), melted and cooled
    • flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for sprinkling

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq