Chocolate Cake with Caramel Buttercream | Recipe
Turning 20 has to be first of the depressing birthday ages. You are no longer a teen and it’s not normally associated with big celebrations like when you turn 18 or 21. When I turned 20 I went with the theme that it was a sad age and went and saw the Lovely Bones in the cinema (so obviously I did not turn 20 recently!). But in reality turning 20 is kinda awesome. Yes you aren’t a teen anymore but you are still definitely young yet old enough to experience a greater range of things (travel without parents for example!). Plus you can complain about “youth these days” and still say that certain things are for “old people” i.e. not you.
So when my cousin turned the big 2-0 this week I made her this big monster cake to celebrate. Chocolate cake with caramel buttercream smothered in salted caramel sauce, caramel popcorn and caramel shards. Sugar and calories galore but hey her metabolism is still young enough to burn it all off quick smart ;)
Despite the cake having several elements to it, it was fairly easy to make, thus it’s a great recipe for an everyday cook wanting to make something a little bit wow (and a lot naughty!)