Caramel Latte Cake

The flavors of a coffeehouse favorite infuse a butter recipe yellow cake, rich filling and sweet frosting.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box butter recipe yellow cake mix
1
cup warm water
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee granules
1/3
cup butter, melted
3
eggs

Filling

1
can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
1/2
cup hot water
3
tablespoons instant espresso coffee granules
1
tablespoon dark rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 2 teaspoons water

Frosting and Garnish

1
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped, or 1 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, place cake mix. In 1-cup glass measuring cup, stir 1 cup warm water and 1 tablespoon espresso granules until granules are dissolved. Add espresso mixture, butter and eggs to cake mix. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; scrape bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes longer. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool in pan on cooling rack 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, spoon dulce de leche into medium microwavable bowl. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup hot water, 3 tablespoons espresso granules and the rum; stir into dulce de leche until smooth. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after about 1 minute with whisk, until pourable. Set aside while cake cools.
  • 5 Poke cooled cake every 1/2 inch with handle end of wooden spoon. Pour dulce de leche mixture evenly over cake; spread mixture over top of cake with metal spatula to fill holes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 6 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff. Spread whipped cream evenly over chilled cake. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    260mg
    260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    29g
    29%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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