Chocolate Caramel Cake

I had a container full of caramel left in the fridge from my previous caramel cake. I didn't know what to do with and didn't want to repeat the same caramel cake over again...That's when I saw the recipe for chocolate caramel cake on Nigella Lawson's site. And, voila here goes my version of the Chocolate Caramel Cake!!I have tweaked the original recipe here and there....

Recipe Source: Nigella Lawson

Instant Coffee - 2 tsp
Cocoa - 2 tbsp
Boiling water - 2 tbsp
Butter, softened - 175 gms
Caster sugar - 175 gms
Eggs - 2, medium
Caramel syrup - 200 gms
Self-raising flour - 200 gms
Milk - 4 tbsp


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Butter a cake tin. Mix the coffee and cocoa in a cup, add the hot water and mix to a paste.
  • Put the butter, sugar, eggs, syrup, flour, milk and cocoa paste into a bowl and beat until smooth. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top springs back when you press it lightly.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, and leave to cool. 

The cake tasted bitter-sweet and quite sticky too. Nevertheless, I was surprised as it was liked by everybody at home, even with it's bitter-sweet taste.