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Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake

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Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Rich layers of chocolate cake, combined with stout beer and caramel make for an extra-dreamy dessert indulgence.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
1 1/4
cups stout beer
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Chocolate Frosting

12
oz semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/2
cup butter

Caramel Filling

6
tablespoons caramel topping

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of three 9- or 8-inch round cake pans. Make cake batter as directed on box, using cake mix, beer, the oil and eggs. Pour about 1 1/2 cups batter into each pan.
  • 2 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely.
  • 3 Meanwhile, for frosting, place chocolate in medium mixing bowl. In 2-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream and butter to just boiling over medium heat. Pour cream mixture over chocolate; stir with whisk until melted and smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour; stir. Refrigerate about 1 to 1 1/2 hours more or until spreading consistency.
  • 4 Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Frost top of layer with 1 cup of the frosting. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons caramel topping. Top with another cake layer, 1 cup of the frosting and remaining 3 tablespoons caramel topping. Top with remaining cake layer and frosting. Garnish with chunks of chocolate covered caramels with sea salt, if desired.
Tips  

Expert Tips

For even more chocolate flavor, use a chocolate stout beer.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
230
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
39%
(
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
27g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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