Tall, Dark and Handsome Chocolate Cake

serves 12

Cooking Time:25 min

What You'll Need:
1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 cup brewed coffee
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 (16-ounce) containers chocolate frosting
4 tablespoons caramel topping
8 chocolate-covered caramel candies, chopped

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat bottoms of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs until well mixed. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of each comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

4. Slice each cake horizontally in half to make 4 layers. Place 1 cake layer on platter and spread one-quarter (1/2 a container) of chocolate frosting on top. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of caramel topping over frosting. Repeat with remaining cake layers and finish with frosting and caramel topping. Garnish with candy.

We tested this with Rolos for the garnish.

If tonight's a night to go all out, serve up this luscious cake with cups of our steaming mochaccino!

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