Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake

Now, I'm sure you've all heard of the "Better than sex cake" right?  Well I think that's just wrong to be tattling on your man like that so I decided to give this cake a better name.  A name that actually gives you an insight into the flavor!  I adapted this recipe from one my beautiful sister-in-law Sheryl gave me, and one I found on the internet.  I just blended the two and came up with this deliciousness.

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Here's what you need:

1 box Devil's food cake mix
1 3.9 oz. box Jell-o instant chocolate pudding
3 eggs
1-1/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup caramel sauce 
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (I use fat free for all my recipes)
8 oz. Cool Whip
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup English toffee bits (Heath bar bits)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, water, and oil in a large bowl for 1 minute until completely smooth and a light brown.
Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes.

After cake has cooled for 10 minutes, poke slits in the cake without going all the way through to the dish using a butter knife.
In a microwave safe bowl place 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup caramel sauce.  Place in microwave and heat on high for 1-1/2 minutes.  Stir until completely combined. 
 Pour over the cake making sure to get the entire cake covered.  Set aside until cake is completely cooled.  Approximately 1 hour.
Thank goodness this gets a pretty topping!

In a medium bowl place the 4oz room temperature cream cheese and beat until smooth.  Add the 8 oz. of Cool Whip and mix until completely smooth.
Pour onto the cake and smooth out over the whole top.  Sprinkle with the English toffee bits.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving (4 is even better).
Oh baby is this the Yummiest moistest piece of heaven!

Serves - 12


Here is the handy printable - Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake

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  1. This cake looks so good! I love this kind of cake that stays moist and gooey...mmm! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Oh my...this looks so decadent! This is going on my list to make.
    Love your blog!

    1. @ Jennifer and Slice of Southern, Thanks so much for stopping by. I love both your blogs and will be adding them to my blogroll. If you think this cake looks good wait until tomorrow when I post the one I made today. Tropical Delight Cake!

  3. Looks great!!! Going to give this a try. I had to pin this to Pintest!

  4. OMG this looks heavenly! Thank you thank you for linking this up! I'm pinning it!

  5. This looks DIVINE!! Can't wait to try it out:)


  6. You have some quick, yet different cakes. I bet you never get caught off guard to bring something to a party.

  7. Thanks for joining Southern Sundays with this wonderful recipe! I'll be announcing the featured recipes next week. Hope to see you at the next party with another great item!

  8. Sounds so easy but looks divine. Can't wait to give this a try!

  9. I love chocolate, love caramel, love toffee!

  10. Yikes, I love everything in this cake!! I know it would be very dangerous for me! YUM. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. This just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! I featured you at Sunday Round Up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by Cups by Kim! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this will be one of my features tomorrow at Sweet & Simple Sunday!!

  13. No no no! This looks too good to be true! I will be printing this out to make soon! I can't thank you enough for sharing all of your fantabulous recipes at my party! See you Tuesday?

  14. oh my goodness does this look good! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  15. This cake looks so good. I love how easy it is to make! I am going to pin this for future use. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  16. Heck yeah, this looks friggin awesome!

  17. Michelle, you've taken the Poke Cake to a whole new level, how can I ever thank you! I can't wait to make this! sdfkghfglkh...oops, sorry, was wiping the drool off my keyboard. Pinned!

  18. This. Looks. AMAZING! Trying not to drool all over my keyboard :)

  19. I've been cooking peppers and onions in the skillet on the grill a lot lately. I'll have to add jalapenos next time. Yum. I like cooking bacon that way too, although hot fat + open flame adds a nice element of danger. I used to get flank steak, but my husband got me to try the carne asada cut from our local market, and I prefer it. Not sure if it's thin-cut flank or skirt (I'll have to ask), but it looks like this 


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