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Salted Caramel Gateau Magique Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch round cake pan
- Stand mixer
- Whisk
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

5. Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.

6. Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk and beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

9. Once the cake is cool, spread the salted caramel sauce over the top.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8-10

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 350
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 48g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- For the all-purpose flour, you can substitute with gluten-free flour.
- For the unsalted butter, you can substitute with coconut oil.
- For the granulated sugar, you can substitute with coconut sugar.
- For the buttermilk, you can substitute with almond milk.

- You can add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the batter for added crunch.
- You can add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for added sweetness.
- You can add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter for a hint of spice.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to use room temperature ingredients for best results.
- Make sure to grease and flour the cake pan before pouring in the batter.
- Let the cake cool completely before adding the salted caramel sauce.

Storage Instructions:
Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat the cake in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Serve the cake with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.

- Whipped cream
- Sea salt
- Chocolate shavings

- Coffee
- Tea
- Red wine

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fresh fruit
- Roasted vegetables
- Salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cake is too dry, try adding a bit more buttermilk.
- If the cake is too dense, try adding a bit more baking powder.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use clean utensils and surfaces when preparing the cake.
- Make sure to store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator if not eating within 3 days.

Food History:
Gateau Magique is a French cake that is made with a light and airy sponge cake and a creamy center. It is traditionally served with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Flavor Profiles:
This cake has a sweet and salty flavor with notes of caramel and vanilla.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve the cake as a dessert after a meal.
- Serve the cake as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

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Taste: Sweet, Salty, Caramel, Rich, Caramel-Y