German Chocolate Cake w/Best Caramel Frosting

4
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal

By
@2sweetinc

I made this cake for My Brothers Birthday, It starts off with a boxed cake mix with a few added ingredients and the best to die for frosting! Love the fall colors in this cake.
Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1
    german chocolate cake mix
  • ·
    ingredients per package
  • ·
    replace milk for water
  • 1 Tbsp
    instant coffee powder
  • CARAMEL FROSTING

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    pack brown sugar
  • 1 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • ·
    sea salt or chopped nuts

How to Make German Chocolate Cake w/Best Caramel Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Make cake per directions adding 1tbls of instant coffee and instead of one cup water use milk. Bake accordingly and cool.
  2. FROSTING
    In a sauce pan on med heat, melt butter add milk and brown sugar and boil vigorously for 1 minute.
    Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar. Cool slightly and beat in vanilla and remaining half cup conf sugar. Add more milk if frosting too thick.

    Frost cooled cake top with salty. I used coarse sea salt, chopped nuts would be great!
    Enjoy!

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About German Chocolate Cake w/Best Caramel Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom




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