Monday, 9 September 2013

Chocolate and Caramel Ombre Cake

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This month’s Sprout’s Sensations is a serious ‘died and gone to heaven’ recipe.  A couple of weeks ago it was Sprout’s Daddy’s birthday so I decided to surprise him with a cake, but not just any cake it was an ombre cake.  Those of you who wander the internet on a regular basis have probably come across the ‘ombre movement’ -from stairs to nails, tights to furnishings and furniture – anything goes apparently.  It consists of taking a base colour and gradually lightening it several times to achieve the desired effect.

I give you the Chocolate and Caramel Ombre Cake………

Chocolate and Caramel

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It was more than good – it was like I had died and gone to heaven.  The delicious layers of vanilla, caramel, chocolate caramel and chocolate each oozing with sweet, sweet caramel sauce all covered with a slightly bitter layer of dark and milk chocolate icing.  Literally..... Heaven on a Plate!

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There are a lot of ingredients…..


….. and it does take a bit of time to make all four layers plus the cooling time before  the final construction.

Four Layers - vanilla, caramel, chocolate-caramel and chocolate
Four layer constructions

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Your waist line!! 

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This is one of the few cakes that I have ever eaten where one slice really is enough!! 

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  1. This cake looks great! I'm going to have to try it!

  2. Thanks Dominick. This is definitely a cake to share with others!

  3. Looks/sounds delicious! I especially like that you layered the flavors, NOT just the colors. :) [#TastyTuesdays]

  4. Your cake sounds delicious. I love the way you have layers the flavors as well as the colors. Looks very tempting. Thanks for sharing it at Tasty Tuesday. Featuring you at Ma Niche today !