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Courtesy of Baked bakery in New York City, this Sweet and Salty Cake will satisfy every chocolate lovers' appetite.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2056



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  • edeppiesseyaho
    1 MAY, 2017
    Had some issues the first time I made it (the ganache was too runny to use right away) but I chilled it and it was fine. The second time I whipped it in stand mixer until it was completely cool before adding the butter (at least 7-10 minutes) and it was usable right away. The cake layers work best if chilled and baked the day before assembling. The caramel is great and easy to make (and I haven't any professional cooking courses).
  • Blobby
    22 AUG, 2012
    This is hands down the worst cake recipe we have ever made. Nothing went as planned. Cooking times were WAY off. The cake fell apart even before we attempted to ice it. The caramel ganache was a disaster. We tried to make it twice and each time was worse than the last. When we tasted the cake there were strange tangy pockets. This cake hurt our feelings. I want my time and effort refunded. I am very disappointed in you, Martha.
    • MS12512973
      15 MAY, 2015
      I agree, I just tried to make and I know how to bake. I went to Cordon Bleu. The worst. I am annoyed I spent so much time. Awful. This company opened in downtown Charleston and they could not make it! I don't know how they stay in biz in Red Hook...
    • cookie_man
      22 OCT, 2014
      Seriously? The cake hurt your feelings? Maybe you don't need a recipe, maybe you need a freaking psychiatrist.
  • MS12512973
    15 MAY, 2015
    This is probably one of the worst cakes I ever made. Sorry. Something is a miss. I know how to bake. I followed the recipe to a T. I felt the caramel at 350 degrees way too hot!?? Huh? It was burnt. To me anyway. I went to Cordon Bleu, and this smelled burnt. That is how they teach you. BY SMELL. Plus it got to 350 way before 10 min. and way too salty. I hate cakes with shortening. And the frosting never got thick. I did everything they recipe called for. I'll try Martha's recipe.
  • francofille32
    16 MAR, 2015
    One of the layers of my cake partially fell apart. I've tried to save it by sticking it and the others in the freezer, with the hope that they'll hold up better to icing once I take them out. HOWEVER, I would love to see this recipe either updated by the web master or removed if it has so many flaws per the other commenters. Half the time, people looking at recipes don't bother reading the comments, and you do a real disservice to your readers in leaving this page active.
  • Lauren Lentini
    18 JUN, 2013
    Martha Stewart recipes are notoriously flawed, as if deliberately.
  • Cake Girl
    1 APR, 2013
    This cake is delicious. Unfortunately it is an absolute mofo to make and a horrific mess. It took me like 4 hours and my kitchen is in shambles. And it fell apart all over the place. I need a shower.
  • DejaW
    3 NOV, 2012
    once again find the recipe without errors at the cooking channel site.
  • DejaW
    3 NOV, 2012
    Ok so for those of you who got some very disappointing results with this recipe I know what the issue is!! I uncovered a flaw in the cooking time. In the original recipe they are suppose to "bake for 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean." I am quoting this directly from the cooking channel site. view recipe here-->
  • Zdesh
    7 JUN, 2012
    This cake is fabulous. Two thumbs up! So light n moist. I used all butter, didn't have vegetable shortening. I used a different size pan so the cooking time had to be different, used Cadbury cocoa. I didn't even use sea salt n substituted normal salt. Huge success!
  • holleeserena
    28 JAN, 2012
    i made this cake several times before and it was fantastic. i don't know if they have changed the recipe, but it was an epic fail this time. same comments as previously posted. took forever to bake and the consistency was sooo bad that it fell apart when i iced it. tasted good but was a mess!!

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