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C + T / salty heart brake cake


01 - headerHooray! It’s ridiculously-indulgent-chocolate-inhaling season! We are listening to Taylor Swift today and her crafty lyrical genius has us putting all of our feelings into baking.

02 - dry-ingredients03 - whiskThis is our Heart Brake Cake. It’s a very dark chocolate cake with homemade dulce de leche frosting and black sea salt on top. We know, it’s a little much, but its REALLY damn good and if needed, you can eat it off your belly by yourself while you are watching The Notebook. It’s super absorbent, so you can just cry right into it.

The two of us are miles away from unhappiness right now, as this little blog keeps our hearts full and fat. However, that is no excuse to not eat cake.

05 - heartbreak-cake-no-icing 04 - cake-close-upWe stole Ina Garten’s chocolate cake recipeand made dulce de leche the fanciest of ways. Here is the very complicated recipe:

1. Buy can of condensed milk, take off label, do not open.

2. Put can in large pot of water, simmer water for 3.5-4 hours, making sure the can is covered in water at all times. Add more water if needed. (or chuck it in the slow cooker for 5-7 hours on low)

3. Take can out of water and put it on something that won’t melt. Do not touch it or try to open it for half an hour, it will be very hot. If you try to open it too early it will ooze out of the can and scalding hot caramel will run on to your hand it really hurts a LOT. A lot.

07 - dulce-de-leche08 - blacksalt09 - up-close-cakeAnd that’s it.

We will be bringing this to ladies night tonight, so it won’t be left alone in Cait’s apartment. If it were, this post would probably be called “Mutually Assured Destruction.” Happy feelings-eating! 10 - finished-cake-2


All photos by Tiffany Tsang. Please request permission for use.


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