This cake gets rave reviews every time it's made. Definitely not for anyone on a diet! Oooey-gooey, and oh! so good! Best if served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Make a well in the center, and pour in melted chocolate, coffee, sour cream, and oil. Mix well, and spread into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and milk. Heat in microwave until melted. Stir until smooth. With a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake. Pour caramel mixture into holes.

Nutrition Facts

445.7 calories; 5.8 g protein; 74.6 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 333.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I am anxious to try this recipe. I have a much more basic recipe. It suggests you use a jar of carmel ice cream topping to pour over the top which might be easier. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/28/2007
I don't know why but the cake came out tasting like clay. I don't think I will try this recipe again. Read More
(2)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I am anxious to try this recipe. I have a much more basic recipe. It suggests you use a jar of carmel ice cream topping to pour over the top which might be easier. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2005
I make a similar version of this cake but I use a chocolate cake mix for the cake top the poked hole cake with butterscotch (caramel) sauce (and sometimes sweetened condensed milk in addition to the butterscotch sauce) sprinkle it with Heath / Skor bits and top the cooled cake with Cool Whip. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
Sinchy cake. Very easy to make. Check cake before the 50-60 minutes are up. My cake came out in 45 minutes. I used two 7 oz bags of Werther's Original Chewy Caramels. Took about three minutes to melt in the microwave. This is a VERY rich cake. I recommend Dryers Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to go with it. Yum! A little slice of this stuff goes a long way! Definitely better when warm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2003
Great tasting cake. Will try cake recipe with other fillings or glazes also. I think next time I make this recipe I'll use the carmel ice cream topping instead of melting carmels since it's easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2007
I love this cake. It goes together so easily and is delicious! I took a shortcut and used caramel ice cream topping. It was good but if you have the caramels definitely use them because the topping was soaked up by the cake instead of being gooey caramel with cake. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2004
I made this for Fathers Day and it was a hit! I substituted 5 oz milk chocolate chips melted in microwave instead of unsweetened chocolate 3/4 C. plain nonfat yogurt and used only 1 1/4 C sugar.I also used regular ice cream caramel topping. My family loved it!!I only gave it four stars because the middle was still a little sticky and the edges were almost overdone. I didn't think it was too sweet- just right with either vanilla ice cream or milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
If you like gooey and sweet & chocolate and caramel this is a 5-star recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2004
this recipe was ok but a letdown. the flavor was nothing outstanding. I would have been happier with turtle brownies. by the way I only had to bake mine for 35 minutes. Also I poured the caramel all over the top as getting it perfectly into the holes was a bit tough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
Using Werther's Original for the caramel topping was sooooo good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/28/2007
I don't know why but the cake came out tasting like clay. I don't think I will try this recipe again. Read More
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