Crazy Cooking Challenge – Chocolate Cake

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It’s that time once again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Moms Crazy Cooking.  This month our challenge was to make a chocolate cake recipe found on another blogger’s site.  We couldn’t take the easy way out and head over to those big name bloggers (you know the ones I’m talking about) but instead, find someone on a bit of a smaller scale and highlight them.  I stumbled upon (well, not literally) this Gooey Chocolate Caramel Cake recipe from Meagan’s First Kitchen.  I’ve seen several different versions of this recipe under different names.  No matter what you call it, this cake is so, so good.  It’s definitely one that will break your calorie counter but I think it’s worth it.  My version strays a little bit from the original but stays true to the taste.



  • Boxed chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar caramel sauce, save a few tbsp for drizzling
  • Chocolate bar for shavings (I used Ghirardelli squares)
  • 1/2 cup of Heath toffee bits
  • 1 container low-fat whipped cream, thawed


  1. Make the chocolate cake according to package directions in a 13×9 pan (I made my cake using the lower fat instructions using applesauce instead of oil).
  2. Let the cake cool completely and using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake about 1/2-1″ apart.
  3. Mix sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce together and pour over the cake.  I only used about 1/2 of the mixture but feel free to use it all (after all, you made the cake lower fat!).  Let the cake sit in the refrigerator overnight so the sauce is thoroughly absorbed.
  4. Spread whipped cream topping over the cake.  Sprinkle with toffee bits, drizzle caramel sauce and garnish with chocolate.  I used a vegetable peeler to make small chocolate garnishes.

This cake is simple to make, tastes great and is always a crowd pleaser.  If you like what you see, please give me a tweet!

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  1. Oh wow! This post is just full of deliciousness! Too many recipes I want to try! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. omg I am so hungry now!! they look so so good. Thanks for sharing. I linked my favorite chocolate cake recipe.

  3. Looks amazing! Can’t decide which to make first.

  4. For some reason the descriptive word gooey drew me into your post, well and the picture. This cake looks fantastic and I’ll probably have to make it sometime soon. :)

  5. Ooh toffee and caramel in a chocolate cake? It sounds so decadent and delicious! 

  6. Oh my…this looks so delicious!!!

  7. I saw toffee bits!! That’s a winner in my book! Looks sooo delish!

  8. Yum! Looks delicious!

  9. Might as well go low fat where you can with all of the other goodness in this cake! Looks good too! (Visiting from the CCC…I’m #60)

  10. Yum, this sounds like “Better Than Sex Cake”, which is so good!!

  11. Your cake is beautiful and delicious looking!

  12. Your cake looks gooey delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry:   Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Cook Lisa Cook  

  13. This looks so good!!! I love caramel and chocolate together. I will be pinning it so I can make this later.  Stopping by from CCC#45. 

  14. Anything gooey is good in my book. This looks really good.

  15. This is an awesome Chocolate Cake with the addition of the Caramel, yummy! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  16. This is one of the best cakes out there. I have had it many times and it’s fantastic!

  17. I love how you decorated your cake!
    Jen #79

  18. Man! These look GOOD!



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