Start with an angel food cake mix and dress up the cake with double drizzles of chocolate and caramel sauce.
1 (16-ounce) box white angel food cake mix
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Dash of salt
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
How to Make It
Bake cake according to package instructions. Cool completely.
Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds or until melted, stirring every 10 seconds. Drizzle chocolate over cake. Combine brown sugar and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes (do not stir). Remove from heat; quickly drizzle caramel over cake. Top with pecans.
Fantastic! Easy and a crowd pleaser! I'm not a huge cook so I used a ready bought cake, the caramel for apples that you microwave and Cadbury dark chocolate! Then I took Cadbury milk chocolate and chopped it up and sprinkled it on top instead of the pecans and filled the center with strawberries and blueberries - yummy!!
First time I made an angel food cake and this topping just puts it over the top. Even though it was just a box mix, it taste so much better than the ready made ones in the grocery store bakeries. I won't be purchasing ready made angel food cake from the store bakery anymore! ;)
Excellent, right down to the presentation--and it was easy to make. I had only a 9" tube pan; i used all the batter and this created a "collar", which was actually kind of cool and held additional pecans (I had to cover it with foil the last 6 minutes of baking time, lest it burn). The chocolate wasn't enough to decorate the cake as in the photo, and I used 2.5 ounces; next time I'll use 3. Caramel was way too much, even though I was "heavy handed" with it; next time I'll halve the amount (and it will still be a lot), and use a little less than half of the butter (the butter taste was a bit strong). The chocolate (2.5 oz.) took 60 seconds to finally melt to drizzling consistency. What a beautiful cake! I made this for someone; wish I could get a taste; I'm sure it's awesome!
Although I chose to make the cake from a recipe rather than a box mix, I followed the recipe exactly except for adding homemade marshmallows to the top of the cake. Rave reviews followed. One guest who does not like cake had four slices and took another home for later. A beautiful dessert for a celebration!