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Chocolate Cake Squares with Salted Caramel Frosting

Chocolate Cake Squares with Salted Caramel Frosting

 
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes, plus cooling time
Makes 20 servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (15.2 oz) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Multicolored sprinkles or flower nonpareils, to decorate
 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. Prepare cake according to package directions, using oil and eggs. Pour into prepared pan and bake according to package directions. Cool completely.
2. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat the butter, vanilla, caramel sauce, and salt until smooth and creamy. Add confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. Beat until well combined.
3. Spread frosting evenly over cooled cake and cut into 20 (about 2 inch) squares. Arrange squares on serving platter and decorate with sprinkles and nonpareils.
 

Nutrition

Per serving: 300 calories, 17g fat, 8g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 27g sugar, 4g protein