I planned to make this Holy Cow Cake for my coworkers. I had all the ingredients, or so I thought, and I started preparation. Where is my boxed, chocolate cake?! Oh no. I forgot to buy it. I also didn't have any cocoa so I decided to prepare, FROM SCRATCH, a yellow cake. I am so glad I forgot the chocolate cake because it was fun to make a cake without using a mix. The yellow cake recipe I found was quick, easy and delicious. Next time I want a cake I will follow this recipe, including the cream cheese frosting.
For the caramel component I used a bag of caramel balls. I can never find the caramel topping (I think it is by the ice cream and I try and avoid that aisle!) so these balls are perfect. I think this is a new addition to the baking aisle because in the past I would have to remove the plastic wrappers from the caramel squares. The bag of caramel balls is perfect for baking!
This cake received rave reviews from my colleagues plus two requests for the recipe! I think the yellow cake is better than using a chocolate one because it cuts through the sweetness of the caramel and butterfingers.