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Chow's Salted Caramel Frosting--Heaven

jarona Nov 28, 2008 09:24 AM

on a four layer chocolate cake!

Tired Amy W's. Salted Caramel frosting. Each year I like to try something different. What caught my eye was the salty-sweet thing. Can't pass it up.
Anyway, I made enough of this heavenly delight to frost a four-layer chocolate cake.
Needless to say, that cake with the salty frosting was the absolute "Dessert Hit" of the Thanksgiving Dinner. It had been the banana pumplin mousse tart, but this year the tart came in second to the frostied cake. They're talking about it for Christmas now. Looks like Amy W. of Chowhound came up with a new family favorite!

I highly recommend this frosting to ANY chowhound out there. That cake was four frosted layers of heaven.

  1. JasmineG Nov 28, 2008 09:43 AM

    I made it this summer (to go with the vanilla bean cupcakes attached to the recipe) and agree that it was fantastic, although we doubled the amount of caramel in the frosting and were very glad that we did, because we liked the more intense caramel flavor. We both thought that it would be fantastic with a chocolate cake, so I'm glad that you tried that, I can't wait to make it again.

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      jeenakhan Mar 5, 2010 07:37 AM

      That cake sounds amazing!! I was wondering if you would answer a couple of questions, if you even remember from way back then!

      How much frosting did that 4-layer cake take? I know her recipe says 2 cups, but I'm trying to figure out how much I should make for a triple layer cake.

      And also--when you multiplied the recipe, did you do the caramel step individually each time, or was it okay to make one big batch of caramel.

      Thank you!

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        TofuNofu Mar 5, 2010 07:50 AM

        That sounds fabulous!! I would love the recipe for the frosting or a link, if you could please!

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        1. re: TofuNofu
          blue room Mar 5, 2010 08:21 AM

          Here it is, TofuNofu. http://www.chow.com/recipes/12100
          Sounds worth trying for sure!

          1. re: blue room
            TofuNofu Mar 5, 2010 08:27 AM

            Huzzah! That looks fantastic! I am an avid salted carmel fan and can't wait to try it! Thanks Blue Room!

        2. Chocolatechipkt Mar 5, 2010 08:27 AM

          This is a great recipe ... love it!

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