I don’t know what happened.
One minute, I was minding my own business and before I knew it, I was dumping chocolate pudding, chocolate cake mix, caramels and sea salt into a pan. And then, seconds later, I was placing the pan into the oven.
Once my kitchen smelled like heavenly, desserty things, I pulled the cake out of the oven and WHAT – drizzled it with more chocolate! And soon after that, I was inhaling the cake by the handful, alternated with spritzes of whipped cream from the can directly into my mouth. It was insane!
Like I said, I have NO IDEA how that happened.
I guess I’m glad it did, though, otherwise I never would have discovered the miracle that is Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake
, a.k.a. the easiest, most delicious cake in all the land.
It’s not called a dump cake for any reasons other than good ones – like dumping a bunch of yummy ingredients together into a pan and letting them all bake together and do their thang and before you know it, finish off as a legitimate cake. And of course, no cake is complete without a warm, gooey chocolate drizzle and a dollop of cool whipped cream, amiright??
First, we gather our ingredients. I kid you not, all you need is some milk, a package o’ pudding and a box o’ cake mix and you can bake a cake. IT’S SCIENCE.
Mix up the milk, pudding and cake mix (that’ll be the cake mix and only the cake mix, my friends – no dilly-dallying with extra cake ingredients necessary) and spread it evenly in the bottom of a lightly greased pan.
Then sprinkle that sucker with chopped caramels (omgeee!!) and a dash of coarse sea salt (double omgeee!!).
Bake it all up until it’s nice and cake-like.
Now melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle ‘em all over that pretty cake.
Ta-dum! Look at you and your super-swift cake baking talents.
Do you see this madness? DO YOU? It’s no wonder this cake bewitched me into making it. Sheesh.
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