Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake

Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake

Rich layers of chocolate cake, combined with stout beer and caramel make for an extra-dreamy dessert indulgence.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

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
  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.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For even more chocolate flavor, use a chocolate stout beer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.