I love love love to cook, but I have been known to NOT be the best baker. Having to measure things exactly stresses me out! For me to type out a recipe to share is difficult, because I don’t follow them exactly in the kitchen. I have my seasonings and I just flavor and taste as I go. With baking, everything has to be so precise and timing is sooo important. I have had many burnt cookie disasters (why I end up just eating the dough, mmm).
But for my honey, who is a sugar-holic, I knew I wanted to make something special before he went off to finish off his golf tournaments in Canada. He loves anything chocolate and caramel and he loves golf sooo… fudgy caramel kit kat golf cake it is!
So for this fabulosity, I took a few simple steps. It really looks harder than it was. I was done with it in about an hour and it was so moist and amazing. I did cheat a little bit and got a box cake for the base…sue me!
What you will need:
The box cake I used was the Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge. The “super moist” part is what makes this thing so good! Follow the instructions on the box as to how to make this. I used two 8 inch disposable pans (buttered all over the bottom and sides). I cooked them for about 32 minutes (box said between 30-35). Make sure you check the cake every few minutes towards the end with a toothpick cus some ovens are more powerful than others! If the toothpick comes out clean after sticking it in the middle of the cake, its done!
When the cakes were done, I took them out and let them completely cool (this was the hardest part for me… I have ZERO patience when there’s chocolate involved). When they were cooled, I took one and placed it upside down (flat side up) on the platter and let the other one chill out for a bit.
I then took my Dulce De Leche, one of my favorite things in the whole world, and got a spoon ready to dump it on the bottom cake. Dulce De Leche is basically a thick creamy caramel, you can get this at any grocery store. If you can’t find it, you can use a can of condensed milk and boil the can closed for a couple of hours. Here is a great link that gives you options on making it at home: http://www.bakersroyale.com/basic-baking-series/baking-basics-how-to-make-homemade-dulce-de-leche/
My life was made easy by Publix carrying this already-made sweetness.
Glop on about 90% of the dulce on the bottom cake. (You will use the last 10% of dulce to glue the kit kats on the cake). Use a spatula or a spoon to smooth it out. It won’t look perfect and some of the cake might get into it… DON’T WORRY! No one is going to see this part when the cake is finished, they will only be able to taste the sweet surprise while they chow down.
I then VERY CAREFULLY place my hand spread wide on the top cake still in its pan. I flip it over and gently place it on the bottom cake FLAT SIDE UP!!!! Very important! You don’t want a mountain on top of your cake ;)
At this point I have chocolate all over me, so bring out the Kit Kats mess! I tear open some packages and break off the bars into individual pieces. Then I take a knife, use the leftover Dulce as the glue and stick the bars onto the side of the cake, one by one.
I grab one of my trusty shot glasses and, rim side down..I dive it into the cake about half an inch deep. Once you have your perfect circle, take a spoon and dig out the hole!
Now its time for decorating! I used this cupcake icing simply because it was a bigger container and I wasn’t sure how much icing I would need. I also loved the little spout attachments it came with so i could make my grass on the cake.
I played around with all the attachments to make the grass look realistic. I made the grass effect by basically dotting the icing on the cake… yes, one by one. Its not a huge cake, so this doesn’t take too long. Then you can decorate the outside of the cake however you’d like with the remaining icing. I just did a few little grass sprouts around the cake.
I stuck my little flag on a stick in the hole and then stole one of my honey’s golf balls, brand new and clean of course!
Thats it! Super moist and I love all the flavor combos of the Dulce and the Kit Kats. I am not much for icing on cakes so this was a perfect way to cut it out of the sides. Even though the Dulce in the middle seemed too little, you could really taste it. Next time I might go a little nuts and use a can and a half just because you can never have enough Dulce ;)
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See you sweeties soon! xoxo, Tiny Taster
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