Have you ever had a dream about a cake? I actually have dreamed about several desserts in the last few years and this beauty was one of them. I woke up super excited to make a cake that involved ground up potato chips and pretzels in the frosting! Yup- this chocolate cake is topped with thick caramel sauce, and a sweet & salty frosting concoction that has the most amazing flavor. Sweet,salty, almost savory with some delicious crunchy bits. This cake was everything I imagined it would be and more.
When I was baking it on Sunday, I had such high hopes that I would be able to recreate it for the Superbowl in a couple weeks, but sadly the Packers were so heartbreakingly defeated. Then I realized I’m actually going to be on vacation for the Superbowl anyway- so I’ll enjoy a frosty drink on the beach instead…but for those of you celebrating Superbowl Sunday with a spread of amazing food & drink, this cake would be perfect don’t you think? I also can imagine an amazing cupcake with salted caramel filling and this fabulous frosting. Anything sweet & salty is a winner in my book and this cake is just the best!
Chocolate Cake Recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart