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Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake

Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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%
Potassium
190mg
5%
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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