Salted Caramel ‘Ding Dong’ Chocolate Cake

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Salted Caramel ‘Ding Dong’ Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: Makes one, 2 layer-9-inch cake or alternatively, one 3 layer 6-inch cake plus 6 cupcakes

A rich and moist chocolate cake filled and covered with salted caramel chocolate ganache and a light vanilla bean whipped cream.

Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot coffee, or 1 cup boiling water and 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Salted Caramel Ganache
  • 9 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used a 72% venezuela orgine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 big pinches sea salt, preferably fleur de sel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Vanilla Bean Filling
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons unflavoured gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • Sea salt for finishing

Instructions

    For the Cake
  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line 2, 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add in the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add in the buttermilk, hot coffee, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until well combined. About 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Divide batter among cake pans and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pans about 10 minutes then remove from pans and cool on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  5. For the Salted Caramel Ganache
  6. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl.
  7. In a medium heavy bottomed pot, combine the sugar and water, and stir to combine. Heat the mixture over medium high heat, without stirring, but swirling occasionally if the sugar is colouring unevenly. Heat until the sugar turns amber in colour. Remove from heat immediately and slowly add the heavy cream while whisking. If there are any clumps of sugar, return the pot to low heat and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and fleur-de-sel (or other coarse salt). Pour the caramel over the chocolate. Allow the mixture to sit for about 5 minutes, then gently stir until the ganache is well combined. Set aside to thicken, about 1 to 2 hours. *If the ganache becomes to thick, warm it over a double boiler until more workable to in the microwave for 10 second intervals.
  8. For the Vanilla Bean Filling
  9. Add the cold water to a small bowl, then sprinkle the gelatin over it. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, until it has set.
  10. In a small skillet, add about 1/2-inch of water, and heat over medium-high heat. Place the small bowl with the gelatin directly inside the skillet. Stir the gelatin until it is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove the bowl from the skillet.
  11. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean seeds, and beat on high speed until soft peaks have formed. Slowly add in the melted gelatin mixture and continue to beat until stiff peaks have formed.
  12. Assembly
  13. Take the first cake layer and place it on a cake board or cardboard round slightly smaller than the cake layers. Spread a layer of ganache (a spreadable consistency) over the cake, about 1 cup. Top with the vanilla bean whipped cream. Top with the second cake layer. Refrigerate the cake for about 2 hours until the filling has set.
  14. Heat the remaining ganache over a double boiler until it is a pourable consistency.
  15. Set a cooling rack over a clean baking sheet. Remove the cake from the fridge and set it on top of the cooling rack. Pour the ganache over the cake so that it covers the tops and sides of the cake. Pour any ganache that has gone onto the baking sheet back into the bowl. If you have enough ganache, give the cake a second coating. Sprinkle the top of the cake with additional fleur-de-sel, or coarse sea salt. Refrigerate cake.
  16. *see notes for alternate directions

Notes

Remove cake 1 hour prior to serving. Because the vanilla bean filling is a stabilized whipped cream, it will be stable at room temperature. This cake will keep for up to 3 days well covered.

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Jessica’s Notes:

  • Please note that the cake pictured above is a 3 layer, 6-inch cake, which also yielded 6 cupcakes on the side. The cake stood to be 6 inches tall, which is almost too tall, even for me. This same recipe will make a 2 layer, 9-inch cake which I think is perfect for this particular cake.
  • Instead of pouring the ganache over the cake, I opted to cover it with the thickened ganache (more like frosting). When I make this cake again I will likely pour the ganache to cover it, because I think it will be easier and quicker, and less likely for it to mix with the cream filling. I have written the instructions to reflect these changes.
  • If you would rather frost the cake with ganache like I did, I would recommend making 50% more of the ganache recipe.
  • For the cake: Don’t worry about the cake tasting like coffee, if you don’t like it. You won’t taste it, the coffee brings out the flavour of the chocolate.
  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask :)

 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy!

Jessica

 

Cake from Hershey’s. Salted caramel ganache and filling adapted from Bon Appetit, October 2012.

  • Yyk

    Hi Jessica, your cake looks so yummy. how can I adjust the ingredients if I use smaller 6′ pan? Ta.

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Hello Yyk, you can simply halve the recipe for a 6 inch cake but you will need to use 3 cake pans. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

  • Baking.therapist

    It’s my birthday tomorrow and I’m going to try this cake (along with a carrot cake cheesecake). Stay tuned. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Jodee

    Looks fabulous, but I can’t stand the taste of coffee, any substitute suggestions?

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Hi Jodee,

      You can substitute the 1 cup of coffee for 1 cup of boiling water. I can assure you though the cake will not taste like coffee. Coffee will bring out the taste of the chocolate. Either option will work great! Hope that helps! Enjoy!

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  • morri

    I made it for my birthday! I don’t have two identical tins, so I used a 10-inch round tin, poured the whole batter in and cut the cake into 3 layers later. It was perfect! I was sort of apprehensive about the filling (not a fan of gelatin!), but it came out great. It’s not jelly-like or anything – it’s more like a really thick whipped cream. And the sugar I used for the caramel was really lumpy, both before and after adding the cream. I had to put it back over the fire and stir really well to get rid of all those lumps! I made the standard amount of ganache and it was enough to cover three layers and almost all of the sides (at the end I was sort of scraping, some more ganache would have been nice). It didn’t look as good as the one on the blog, because with very little ganache to cover it, you can see all the bumps and crevices, but the taste was out of this world and everybody loved it.

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    I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate, what can I substitute for it? Thanks looks heavenly

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      I would just use the chocolate that you prefer. A semi-sweet chocolate would be a good option, but I do not recommend milk chocolate.

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    I love the Thought of this recipe, sounds really, really good. However, I’ve made the vanilla bean filling 3 times and all 3 times its curdled on me…What am I doing wrong??? I’ve tried several things different, like pouring the gelatine really, really slow, letting the gelatine cool a bit and also whipping the cream a bit slower…Don’t know what I’m doing wrong…… Helppppppppppppppp I really want to make this cake completely…

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Hi Kimberly,

      Sorry for the delayed response. You are likely over-beating the cream. I would beat it a medium high speed just until it has thickened slightly, about 1 to 2 minutes, then add the gelatin, then beat again for another 1 to 3 minutes, until it is a bitt stiffer. Keep a close eye on it because whipping cream is a bit finicky,

      Before you try another batch…if you still have a previous batch, add a few more tablespoons of heavy cream to it (about 3 tablespoons) and whip it a for a 1 to 2 minutes to see if it un-curdles? (no guarantees though).

      Hope that helps! Good luck!

      • Kimberly

        Thanks for your help. I’m going to try it again when I have more time. Unfortunately I’ve tossed everything away, but will remember your advice for the next batch. Happy baking. Xx

        • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

          Not a problem. Better luck next time :) If you still have your cake layers, you can just wrap the layers in plastic wrap a few times and freeze. I do this for all my cakes :) Or just serve it with the chocolate ganache. So sorry it didn’t work out for you :( xo jessica

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      I used a dark natural cocoa powder.

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      It’s in the chocolate ganache. You make the caramel, the it is added to the chocolate to make the ganache. It’s a salted caramel chocolate ganache.

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    and I follow on facebook!…

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    I couldn’t find no Portuguese Girl Cooks in Tweeter, tho.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ricardo.ferrer.357 Ricardo Ferrer

    My best ingredient is bananas, and I’m looking for the perfect recipe for a banana pie.

  • Kayleigh

    Brown sugar is the best ingredient… peanut butter is a close second.

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  • Terri

    My favorite baking ingredient is cinnamon!

  • Jan

    My favorite in terms a “fail proof” is mayonasse. You can’t have a dry chocolate cake made with mayonasse. I call it my secret ingredient! I am signing up on Pinterest and Facebook now! Can’t wait to try your “Ding Dong” cake!

  • Sarah O.

    Oh, and I follow you on Pinterest. :]

  • Sarah O.

    My favorite ingredient is cardamom.

  • Laura

    Vanilla beans

  • Laura

    I follow you on Pinterest. Good vanilla.

  • Louis

    Chocolate.

  • Meryl

    Without a doubt, Chocolate!

  • Laura Jo

    this cake looks delicious!! My fav baking ingredient would have to be dark or milk chocolate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/penny.dennytriezenberg Penny Denny-Triezenberg

    and I’m following you on pinterest too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/penny.dennytriezenberg Penny Denny-Triezenberg

    I think pumpkin, or chocolate or garlic, but not in cookies!!

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  • Amanda Barcus

    Definitely pumpkin though I do love chocolate.

  • Dawn | KitchenTravels

    Following you on Pinterest, as well. ;)

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    Following you on Twitter! xo

  • Dawn | KitchenTravels

    So many fave baking ingredients, I can’t choose just one! Butter, dark chocolate and good salt are at the top of my list. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/DineandDish Kristen

    I am in LOVE with this cake. In fact, my birthday is coming up and I want this cake! Forwarding to my husband ASAP!

  • Beki G

    It has to be pumpkin! I love pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice cake…yum!

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  • Erika

    This looks soooooooo insanely, insanely delicious. I can’t wait for a birthday to roll around so I can make it!! And my favorite baking ingredient (as of now!) would have to be apples. Tarte tatin, apple pancakes, apple crisp and apple pie are all on my mind…

  • Dana Smith

    When I saw the name of your recipe on Pinterest, I thought for sure it would have a mix in it. I hate those kinds of recipes! So I was pleasantly surprised to see it’s ALL ACTUAL INGREDIENTS! Yay! It looks fabulous. A definite repin and contender for my birthday cake next month. Thanks!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bethshaff Beth Enders Shaff

    My favorite baking ingredient is chocolate by far!

  • Rebecca Howe

    I love baking with chocolate and this cake I can’t wait to try!! Just liked you on FaceBook!

  • http://twitter.com/PaDutchTravel Wendy PA DutchTravel

    I am now an avid Pinterest follower!

  • http://twitter.com/PaDutchTravel Wendy PA DutchTravel

    I just shared your recipe on my fb page I love salted caramel. Even though I don’t bake many cakes, This cake looks very appealing to me and I am going to give it to try. I look forward to more of your recipes. especially those with pumpkin, one of my favorite baking ingredients.

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    I love freshly ground flour.

    I’m very excited b/c my kitchen scale died last week!

  • Jasey

    I love cakes with buttermilk! and anything pumpkin!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kmurkve Kristina Thomson

    My favorite baking ingredient is egg wash! I love baking french bread, and it isn’t nearly as amazing if I don’t spread some on before I bake it.

  • http://twitter.com/TastefullyJulie Julie

    That is so funny! I wanted to cut a piece of my husband’s birthday cake before the sun went down to get a good shot but I resisted the urge!

  • Lesley

    This looks AMAZING, and I bet it tasted great

  • Tasha @ Thatssoyummy

    This looks AMAZING!!!! Tried to grab a piece out to eat. :-)

  • Cookinmama

    Buttermilk!

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  • http://twitter.com/HipFoodieMom1 Alice Choi

    my fave baking ingredient is any kind of chocolate or chocolate chip morsel. and your cake looks amaze-balls! wow! it looks crazy good!

  • Jo Sim

    I love baking with bananas – such a versatile fruit. Especially the ones I get in this part of the world!

  • Sarah Nix

    and I follow you on pinterest:)

  • Sarah Nix

    I follow you on twitter!

  • Sarah Nix

    my favorite baking ingredient is pumpkin…but that could just be because I’m scarfing down on a batch of homemade pumpkin muffins and they’re so delicious…

  • Bekah

    I subscribe. And love it!

  • Bekah

    Butter. It’s usually great if its for butter in it. That or cream.

  • Emily Kephart

    I am following you on Pinterest

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  • Emily Kephart

    I love baking with Chocolate

  • Amanda

    I like u on fb

  • Amanda

    I follow u on pinterest

  • Amanda

    I like chocolate:)

  • Andrea

    I am suscribed via e-mail :)

  • Andrea

    I am following you on Pinterest!

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  • Andrea

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  • Andrea

    I love baking with lots of “fall” spices! I love playing around with the proportions.

  • Leah

    I like baking with chocolate…. and more chocolate :)

  • Mary Anne

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  • Mary Anne

    Chocolate! The best!

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    congratulations this cake looks wonderful lovely presentation

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    i followed you on Pinterest!

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  • michele

    my favourite baking ingredient is chocolate, but cinnamon comes in a close second!

  • Priscilla

    Liked Portuguese Girl Cooks on FB!

  • Priscilla

    Always chocolate! But I love pumpkin and peanut butter too!

  • Mimi

    My favorite baking ingredient is chocolate!

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    LOVE this cake! Congratulations on 2 years!!

  • PoopseyMarie

    Chocolate, gotta be chocolate! But wait, there’s vanilla beans and pumpkin with cinnamon and lemon!! Ooooh, and coconut! Really I can’t say I have one favorite. It just depends on the season and my mood! I certainly love to bake anything. Love your blog!

  • Sparrow

    i follow on facebook & pinterest.
    my go to ingredient is chocolate. i try to put it in just about everything i make unless it is something otherwise specific.
    btw..i just found your site; being part portugese myself, the title of your blog caught my eye and i felt compelled to check out your site! thanks!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks Sparrow, glad to have you stop by! If you can leave an separate comments for the Facebook and interest, you will get two extra entries. Thanks!

  • jan

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  • jan

    butter… you can make anything yummy with butter.

  • Angela @AnotherBitePlease

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! I just bought that scale and am loving! Pumpkin – anything right now makes me oh so happy

  • Alison

    drool. can someone just make it for me?!

  • Deb

    I am a happy subscriber to your blog!

  • Deb

    My favorite ingredient is lemon. But I might be tempted to change my mind, that is one fantastic cake! Happy anniversary!

  • deeba

    Following you on Pinterest. Nice boards!

  • deeba

    What a stunning cake! Found you on FG, and am glad I did! happy blog birthday. Love your love for salted caramel. My fave flaovur is coffee, but this one here is a close second. Whats not to love??

  • Shumaila

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  • Shumaila

    Beautiful cake. Congrats on two years! Chocolate has to be my favorite baking ingredient!

  • jan s

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  • http://www.thedreameryblog.wordpress.com/ Diana

    Congratulations on your second year in the blogosphere! That cake looks delicious. I myself am a huge fan of salted caramel but my favorite ingredients to bake with would probably be pumpkin and cinnamon.

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  • Andrea

    I love baking with lemon zest, I really like the citrus aroma and flavor.

  • Hillary

    I’m following you on pinterest!

  • Hillary

    Pumpkin is so fun to bake with! No matter what time of the year ;)

  • Tricia

    Dulce de leche….it is addictive..

  • Nicole

    pft! chocolate, always and forever will have my heart <3 ngallo58 at gmail dot com

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    HHMMMM!! just one!!! Almond.

  • Jane M

    Chocolate!!!!

  • Sonia Santos

    Dear Jessica, I´m following you on facebook, tweet, pinterest and by e-mail. Unfortunantly I can´t try the contest because i’m from Portugal, but no problem! I just want to let you know how much i like your blog and the way you cook. Next wednesday i will try your recipe for this cake. I hope it wil be fine, i don´t have much luck with chocolate cakes (they turn to cheesy…) Thanks for your inspiration.

  • joaniefl

    I love european butter!!!!

  • Maureen

    My favorite baking ingredient is Vanilla Extract. It just adds so much flavor to whatever I am making.

  • Diane

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  • Diane

    Of course…chocolate!

  • Katie Clements

    And I’m following you on Twitter! Looking forward to all the new updates!

  • Katie Clements

    I’m following you on Pinterest! What a fabulous site!

  • Katie Clements

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed! Love the updates!

  • Katie Clements

    My favorite baking ingredient is definitely chocolate! No other option for me!

  • Sue

    and now I subscribe to you via email – thanks, good idea!

  • Sue

    Other than sugar (which complements all baking), I’d say my favorite ingredient would have to be chocolate.

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    I already subscribe (and look forward to) your RSS feed! …thanks for the chance =)

  • http://www.girlichef.com Heather @girlichef.com

    I’m now following you on Pinterest…

  • http://www.girlichef.com Heather @girlichef.com

    I already follow you on twitter =)

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  • http://www.girlichef.com Heather @girlichef.com

    Happy 2nd “birthday” – that’s awesome! And that cake? Ridiculous! Yours is definitely a blog that I always look forward to seeing new posts, and I hope to see them for many years to come!

    Hmmmm…my favorite baking ingredient? Savory: garlic Sweet: almond paste

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  • Athena R

    Happy 2nd Birthday! That cake looks amazing. My favorite baking ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/emily.williams.7169 Emily Williams

    My favorite baking ingredient is milk chocolate.

  • Kajal

    Happy 2nd birthday to Portuguese girl cooks! Have many many more, cos i love your space!
    P.S: That cake looks sinful Jessica! :)

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Happy 2nd blogoversary! You’re doing such an amazing job, and I can’t wait for many many many more years to come! And this cake is absolute perfection! As for my favorite baking ingredient, it would have to be vanilla beans.

  • All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

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  • All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

    Congratulations! What an awesome cake. I need to expand my repertoire to include layer cakes – especially ones like this one. And your photography, oh how I wish I could take a photo like you do. Every photo makes me want to sit back and admire your work, and then I want to reach for a piece of whatever you have made.

    My favorite ingredient would have to be pumpkin. I love it in both sweet and savory dishes.

  • Renee G

    My favorite baking ingredient is pumpkin.
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  • jessica w

    I love chocolate chips and whipping cream, I feel like most baked items with these two ingredients are ALWAYS good!

  • karen

    I love baking with summer fruits! But when it’s not summertime, my favorite ingredient is chocolate.
    Congrats on your 2 year blog birthday and thanks for the scrumptious cake recipe and awesome giveaway.
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  • Ally

    Anything that has sweetened condensed milk is sure to be good!