On a whim this evening I decided it was time to experiment baking with our signature Salted Whiskey Caramels. With the perfect deposits of caramel this cake isn't too sweet...and the coarse sea salt on top adds a nice balance. We just might have to experiment with brownies next...you can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel!
Salted Whiskey Caramel Poke Cake
1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients for cake
1 box Mollycoddled Hash Slinger's Salted Whiskey Caramels
1 tbsp milk
2-3 cups of your favorite homemade vanilla or cream cheese frosting.
1. Bake cake according to box directions in either a 9x9 or 9x13 baker.
2. With 5 minutes left of bake time-- unwrap entire box of caramels and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk. Microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between until caramels are 95% melted. Continue to stir until completely melted.
3. Immediately poke holes all over the cake using a butter knife. Slowly drizzle all but 1 tbsp caramel sauce over the cake. If needed, use offset spreader to evenly spread caramel over the cake.
4. Allow cake to completely cool. Frost the cake and drizzle with remaining caramels sauce over frosting. Top with coarse sea salt.
Like many Oklahoma farming & ranching families; ours goes back to the Land Run of 1889. For generations, families have made it their life's work to raise crops and livestock which in turn has great impact on our state's economy. With the recent wildfires in NW Oklahoma (nearly 1 million acres left charred) and hearing stories of farmers & ranchers losing livestock, equipment, structures, feed for livestock and their homes I felt led to help. Sure, these farmers have insurance but as the insurance world works it doesn't always cover all of their expenses and it takes time to receive insurance benefits to rebuild leaving these farms without a source of income and in turn leaves the Oklahoma agriculture economy without cattle and crops to sell for consumption. This cause pulls at our heartstrings coming from an agriculture family and my stomach is in knots at the thought of something like this happening to my father-in-law's farm. Many memories (our family has many similar memories as you see above--our kiddos cherish a weekend 'out back' at Papa's farm and helping with chores) for the affected families are lost, income temporarily paralyzed and lives left in shambles. We chose to raise funds for the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association's Foundation because this association has been there to support our state's cattlemen for a long time and truly has their best interest at heart--not to mention; my father-in-law has been a member for at least 50 years. The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association's Foundation has many ways you can lend a hand so please be sure to visit their website. For the entire month of March, we're honored to donate 20% of purchases from our website to the OCA's Foundation to disperse to the farmers and ranchers in need--just mention "OCA Fire Relief Fund" in the notes section at checkout.
In prayer for those affected by the wildfires,
Bourbon Pecan Toffee- 6oz box
Your new addiction! This is our contemporary yet masculine spin on toffee. The bourbon adds a smooth rich flavor to this classic confection. Loaded with smooth buttery goodness, molasses and pecans you won't be able to put this package down! Our toffee has the perfect texture and bite as toffee should. Cooked in small batches with many Oklahoma sourced ingredients and packaged by hand.
Salted Espresso Caramels- 4oz box
We warn you that just like our signature Salted Whiskey Caramels, this package is likely to be devoured in one sitting. This was created for our fellow coffee lovers! We infuse our Salted Espresso Caramels with Wise Owl Coffee Company's Mudcat blend espresso for a smooth flavor and they are delicately topped with an espresso infused sea salt. Our caramels are cooked in small batches and hand cut.
Salted Whiskey Caramels- 4oz box
Get your taste buds ready! We warn you that the package is likely to be devoured in one sitting. Don't like whiskey? Seriously, it doesn't matter! The alcohol leaves the molten sugar while cooking depositing a deeper flavor. Our caramels are cooked in small batches and hand cut. We cherish our Oklahoma heritage and use many Oklahoma sourced ingredients in our confections-we like to keep it local.