Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients: 

For the chocolate cake: 

  • 2 cups granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 
  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (not packed!) 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt 
  • 3 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups full-fat sour cream 
  • 1/3 cup whole milk 
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (you may also sub in melted coconut oil) 
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups hot water 

For the salted caramel chocolate frosting: 

  • 2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks, 16 ounces), VERY soft 
  • 4 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (more if needed) 
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce 

Garnish: 

  • 1 and 1/4 cups salted caramel sauce (please see post for more on this) 
  • Flaky sea salt

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