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Salty and sweet desserts

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Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

Time:3 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablepoon baking soda
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted, and cooled
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • Garnish: flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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Pretzel-Shortbread Bars

Time:2 hours
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Salted Caramel-Pecan Shake

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Potato Chip Cookies

Time:1 hour 10 mins
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Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel (optional)
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Salty Butterscotch-Toffee Cookies

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Drop cookies, Pecans, Toffee
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups toffee bits
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  • Maldon sea salt, for sprinkling
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Sweet and Salty Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 2/3 cups cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Caramel with Salt
  • Whipped Caramel Ganache Icing
  • Fleur de sel, for garnish
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Salted Chocolate Tartlets

Time:50 mins
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Pretzel Crumbles

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Fleur de Sel Toffee

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