Chilean Layer Cake with Caramel Filling

    Chilean Layer Cake with Caramel Filling

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    This is a very intense cake know as "Torta De Mil Hojas", a little goes a long way. The longer it sits, the more the flavours penetrate and the better it tastes!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • Cake Layers
    • 4 cups plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 220g butter
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • Caramel Filling
    • 2 (400g) tins sweetened condensed milk
    • To Assemble
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Mix together the flour and baking powder then set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Blend in the egg yolks one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. The dough will be stiff like a cookie dough. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 20cm circle. Place on baking trays and prick with a fork in several places.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside.
    5. Caramel Filling: In a saucepan boil the unopened tins of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours. Monitor the water closely, to make sure there is always water in the saucepan. Remove the tin from heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
    6. To Assemble: In a small measuring cup combine the brandy and water.
    7. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Sprinkle with brandy mixture, then spread with the now caramel condensed milk. Sprinkle with nuts. Continue stacking until all layers are used.
    8. Let rest as long as you can before serving.

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