We’re always after new ideas to transform our favourite chocolate cake recipe – so when we asked on our Facebook page what you’d like to see us make – we were very pleased with the answer. A Millionaire’s cake! Why had we never thought of it before? The classic combination of dark chocolate and caramel is transferred from its usual shortbread base to this vanilla sponge. Delicious.
- 150g sugar
- 150g butter
- 3 eggs
- 150g self-raising
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- Few drops of vanilla essence
- For the filling and topping
- Ready made caramel
- 200g bar of dark chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Line or grease 2x 20cm/8″ round cake tins.
Combine all the cake ingredients together and mix well. Pour the mixture evenly into the two prepared tins and bake for 20-25mins until golden brown and springy to the touch.
Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave in short bursts, stirring in between. Allow to cool.
Once the cakes have cooled, sandwich together with a thick layer of the ready made caramel and pour the melted chocolate over the top of the cake. Place in the fridge until the chocolate sets.
Top tip for making Millionaire’s cake
You could make this cake with homemade salted caramel