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Delicious Chocolate Cake Topped With Caramel Sauce

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Great Taste of Manitoba 2010 - Back to Basics Chocolate Cake with Caramel sauce made with heart healthy canola oil presented by the Manitoba Canola Growers.
Ingredients
For caramel sauce
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For cake
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cocoa powder 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Brewed coffee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (strong brewed coffee)
  Canola oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cooking spray 2 Dash
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9X9 pan with cooking spray and line with a parchment paper.
2. For caramel sauce – in a saucepan, add in the sugar, water and corn starch. Bring to a boil and cook until calamalize.
3. Turn off the heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stirring continuously until everything is well dissolved. Set aside in a glass jar.

MAKING
4. In a bowl, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
5. In a second bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, canola oil, vanilla and coffee.
6. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until ingredients are combined.
7. Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread evenly. The pan will appear to be quite full.
8. Bake cake at 350°F for 40–45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
9. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.

FINALIZING
10. When completely cool, spread with caramel sauce over it.

SERVING
11. Slice the cake and serve for dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Cocoa Powder
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Good enough to 'wow' any crowd, chocolate cake are a huge hit with kids and adults alike. A delicious way to appease your chocolate craving, this video shows you how to prepare the cake from the scratch. For added elegance and taste, don't forget to top it with caramel sauce.

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