When there is a celebration there should be cake! This time of year always brings lots of reasons to celebrate. No matter what you are celebrating from graduation parties, teacher appreciation celebrations, birthday parties to Mother’s Day this Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a star.
I know this time of year can be crazy busy and running to the grocery store to pick up a store bought cake even seems daunting with your packed schedule, but I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your celebration extraordinary with this simple and delicious cake! I love the naked cake trend, because it gives imperfect bakers and cake decorators like myself the chance to shine. There is no need to worry about getting the frosting perfectly smooth and there is no need to stress about decorating the cake too, it’s perfect with it’s imperfections.
The Cake Boss has released a variety of new products at Michaels this month that make preparing for Mother’s Day a breeze! I used this new line to make my naked chocolate cake and loved how simple it was to create this cake and know you’ll love it too…so much so I have an exciting giveaway for you so make sure you keep reading!
The key to making a great naked chocolate cake is using a good quality chocolate or in my case a great cake mix! I used the new Cake Boss Chocolate Trifecta cake mix. This cake mix was incredibly moist and had a rich chocolate flavor, it’s hard to believe it came from a box. After you’ve mixed your cake batter pour it evenly into four 8″ round cake pans and bake according to directions.
While your cake is baking prepare the salted caramel frosting. Making a cake and icing from scratch can be time consuming and I know we are all short on time this time of year so I’m going to show you how to whip up a delicious semi-homemade icing in no time. I used a can of the Cake Boss vanilla icing to create this creamy salted caramel frosting. The vanilla frosting is delicious on it’s own, but I wanted to incorporate my favorite flavor combination with my chocolate cake and vanilla just seemed a little to plain for me, get the recipe below.
Now that you’ve baked the cake and prepared the frosting it’s time to start assembling your cake. Start by trimming off the rounded top part of your cake so that each layer is level and will sit on top of each other without toppling over.
Spread a layer of the vanilla salted caramel frosting between each layer of the cake and stack the layers on top of each other. I used the cast iron decorating table by the Cake Boss, it spins so you can make sure every inch of your cake is perfectly frosted.
Next, drizzle caramel on top of the cake and sprinkle with a tiny bit of sea salt.
That’s it, your easy semi-homemade naked chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting is ready for your celebration! If you’d like you can add a festive cake bunting to match your parties theme.
With all the new Cake Boss products at Michaels this month preparing for Mother’s Day or any other celebration is a breeze! If decorating is your thing, Cake Boss has a new icing duo decorating bags, but if it’s baking tools you’re looking for, try the Cake Boss cake lifter or dough pastry blender.
I love the new tiered round cakelette pan and can’t wait to bake my next cake in them– and the good news is we’re giving one away! Plus, lots of other Cake Boss goodies too! We want you to turn those ordinary celebrations into extraordinary memories and with the new Cake Boss baking and decorating tools you’ll be well on your way!
If you are a Dallas local then I’ve got exciting news for you too. Cake Boss will be on-site greeting fans from 4:00-5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 5 at the new Michaels in Southlake, located at 1051 East Southlake Blvd. Those who attend can get an autographed picture and meet Buddy when they purchase $25 or more of Cake Boss products at Michaels.
Not local? Don’t worry Michaels is also hosting a Cake Boss Twitter party on May 7 at 7pm CST using the hashtag #AskCakeBoss – tune in to learn new tips and tricks from the Cake Boss himself!
- 2 boxes of Cake Boss Chocolate Trifecta cake mix
- 2 cans of Cake Boss Vanilla frosting
- 2 - 8 oz packages for cream cheese - softened
- 3 tbsp caramel sauce
- pinch of sea salt
- Bake Chocolate Trifecta cake mix according to the directions on the package.
- Beat vanilla frosting, cream cheese and caramel sauce until soft and smooth.
- Add a pinch of sea salt and mix
- Taste and if needed add an additional tbsp of caramel sauce.
- Spread on cooled chocolate cake