Sunday, 1 February 2015

Triple Layer Brownie and Dulce de Leche Cake

Three layers of pure chocolate heaven...


This triple layer brownie and dulce de leche cake has got to be my favorite cake so far. It's incredibly decadent, rice, and moist.



I must ask - please don't judge the book by it's cover on this one. Although it was my greatest cake baking achievement so far, it was the most disastrous cake decorating. I iced this cake so beautifully, really loved how it looked. Put it in the fridge to chill, came back. Melted. Everywhere. The layers were still too warm when I iced the cake and it went ALL through the fridge. Oops.. ended up with this delicious mess.


Triple Layer Brownie and Dulce de Leche Cake


Serves approx 12

Brownie:

200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate
200 g (7 oz) butter
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups plain flour
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
4 eggs

Buttercream:

70 g (2.5 oz)
1/3 Cup dulce de leche
4 Cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) and grease 3 9-inch springform cake tins.

2. Melt the butter and chocolate together and stir until smooth. Stir in the sugar, whisk in the eggs, and add the vanilla, flour, and cocoa powder.

3. Pour evenly into the pans and bake for 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Make the buttercream by whipping the butter and dulce de leche until pale and fluffy. Stir through the icing sugar.

5. Spread over the top of each brownie, layer one on top of the other and spread the remaining buttercream around the sides of the cake.

6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

19 comments:

  1. You may call it a decorating mess, but it still looks delicious! Pinned and placed on my must try list!

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    1. Thank you, Beverly :) I hope you will enjoy it!

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  2. Stopping by from YG to let you know this looks delicious in all it's ooey-gooey goodness!

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    1. Thanks very much for stopping by, YG :)

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  3. Nicole, this cake does look like pure chocolate heaven. Yum!!!

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  4. A chocoholic's dream dessert Nicole...perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Meal Plannin Maven! It definitely would make a great Valentine's dessert! Maybe just try to share with others too :P

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  5. I actually appreciate the "messy" look! So no judgement here. Plus it looks way to amazing to be harshly judged anyway. Fantastic.

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. Cake decorating is definitely not a strong point of mine :)

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  6. This looks amazing! It's my first visit here. Can't wait to read more

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    1. Thank you so much, April! It's really lovely to hear from a new reader :) I hope you enjoy what's on offer around here!

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is divine, Nicole! What a beautiful, flavourful cake!

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  8. Sometimes all we need is something sweet... well just so you know, you really make my day sweeter with this amazing layer cake. Your recipe is wonderful, congrats Nicole! :)

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  9. Nicole, you knocked it out of the park on this one. Super recipe!

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  10. Hey Nicole, I could really dig into that cake! Looks perfectly delicious!

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  11. This cake looks deliciously moist and chocolaty !I love dulce de leche, so this frosting is right up my alley.

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  12. Wow! I shared this yummy cake on my page last week and it was a big hit. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We look forward to having you every Thursday night at 8 PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  13. This looks amazing!! So moist and that frosting..... *swoon*

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