CHOCOLATE TURTLE CAKE

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Chocolate, unsweetened, melted, cooled
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup Strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 6 oz. Semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped
  • Robert Rothschild Farm Old-Fashioned Caramel Sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease with non-stick spray an 8 inch round cake pan.
  • Line pan with either parchment paper or waxed paper.
  • In an electric mixing bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, add the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed to combine.
  • Mix the coffee, sour cream, oil and vanilla together and slowly add to the flour mixture. Mix until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl several times.
  • Add the egg and beat for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the chocolate and pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Place cake in the preheated oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from pan and place on a cooling rack after 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • For the ganache, place chocolate in a stainless steel bowl, heat cream to boiling and pour cream mixture over chocolate.
  • Allow mixture to stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • To assemble cake, make sure your ganache is at room temperature and just a bit fluid.
  • The frosting needs to drizzle down the edges of the cake.
  • Slice cake in 2 equal halves, horizontally. Place the bottom layer on a cake plate.
  • Spread with some of the ganache and place top layer over bottom.
  • Spread the ganache on the top of the cake, allowing the chocolate to drip down the edges of the cake.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the cake. Drizzle Old-Fashioned Caramel Sauce generously over top of the pecans.
  • Robert Rothschild Farm Old-Fashioned Caramel Sauce can be bought online at Robert Rothschild Farm online store.

Notes

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