Monday, 2 February 2015

Chocolate and caramel cake


I very rarely use cake mixes but after this experience I have to say they definitely have their place. I have to admit that I was initially quite sceptical and was worried that the cake would be dry or too sweet or not sweet enough. I was given this box of Thornton's Chocolate Cake mix by someone at work so I decided to give it a go. It was really simple to put together and I added my own filling and decoration to jazz up the cake.

To my surprise the cake was extremely moist and chocolatey. I added a layer of canned caramel filling in between and made a simple chocolate ganache for the topping. I then added grated chocolate and giant chocolate stars. The final result was very impressive and one comment was that it looked and tasted better than the store bought Thornton's cake! Everyone thought I'd baked the cake from scratch and were really impressed with the taste and texture. I'd definitely use this cake mix again especially if I need to bake a cake quickly. It would also be perfect for bake sales and with a little imaginative decorating, everyone will think you spent ages baking the cake!


milk, vegetable oil, cake mix (white packet), chocolate pieces (came with the cake mix) and eggs 

 mix all the ingredients together 

 add in the melted chocolate 

 add a layer of caramel in the middle 

 decorate with chocolate ganache topping, grated chocolate and chocolate stars

16 comments:

  1. well it looks very good... be interesting to know if it had that 'fake' taste that most pre-mix cake mixes have.... nice review.

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    1. It really tasted like a 'normal' chocolate cake which I was pleasantly surprised about.

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  2. Oh my goodness this looks incredible. I need to find this cake mix and get baking, thanks for this lovely post x
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    1. I've seen it in supermarkets.Good luck!

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  3. This looks great, I didn't know thorntons did cake mixes.

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    1. I didn't either until now and I've decided to have one in my cupboard for emergencies!

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  4. Look absolutely delicious and beautiful!!

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  5. My go to cheat is Wright's cake mix. They are utterly fab, need no eggs, just oil and water and their toffee cake is to die for.

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  6. I would guess that a quality brand like Thornton's wouldn't sell a bad cake mix. It certainly looks good and I like the way you've decorated it - very tempting!

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    1. It's surprisingly good. I'm now wondering if the Betty Crocker ones are any good.

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  7. Chocolate and caramel..... I'm in heaven!!!! I would imagine Thornton's should compare quite well amongst the packet mixes. It certainly looks the part!

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    1. It definitely did very well and the extra indulgence of caramel and chocolate ganache made it even better!

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