(St Paul, MN) Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake
Cafe Latté is three restaurants in one:
• A gourmet cafeteria serving an ever-changing selection of soups, salads and design-your-own sandwiches.
• A retail bakery specializing in fresh baked hearth breads and wonderful cakes, tortes, cupcakes and our renowned turtle cake.
• A pizza wine bar serving creative pizzas and bruschetta and an extensive list of wines by the glass.
2/3 c. vegetable oil
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 c. hot coffee
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. milk
5 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. caramel topping
1 c. toasted pecans
Combine egg, oil and buttermilk. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Combine the egg mixture and the flour mixture, mixing well. Slowly mix in hot coffee. Turn into prepared pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes. Frost when cooled.
Frosting: Mix sugar and milk in a saucepan, add butter and bring to a boil. Put chocolate chips in a bowl, pour hot mixture over them and mix until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Drizzle caramel topping over the frosting and crunch toasted pecans over the caramel with your hand.