Day 3 (dessert)

Better than something-dirty-you-do-in-bed cake. I've always heard about this cake (under it's real name...) but had never tried to make it until recently. It's basically a chocolate cake which has holes poked into it once it comes out of the oven, and then drenched in caramel sauce and fudge sauce which soaks into the entire cake and makes it rich and moist. It's usually topped with cool whip (to balance out the sweetness) and chopped candy bars. Usually it's made with boxed cake but I opted for a from-scratch one bowl chocolate cake and some homemade dulce de leche instead of caramel topping from a jar. You would think that this cake would be jaw achingly sweet but it's not that bad- just very rich and moist.

Better Than Something-dirty-you-do-in-bed Cake

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee

1 cup hot fudge topping/chocolate syrup
1 cup caramel topping/dulce de leche or condensed milk

1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
a few chopped up candy bars such as heath or snickers

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the coffee last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Meanwhile, heat chocolate topping/syrup with caramel topping/syrup and stir to combine. When cake is done, remove from oven and immediately poke holes all over with the handle of a wooden spoon or chopstick. Evenly pour chocolate/caramel mixture over cake. It will take a while for it to soak in.
  4. When everything is completely cool, top with whipped topping and candy bars.

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