Sunday, November 01, 2009

Old-Fashioned Caramel Cake

Old Fashioned Caramel Layer CakeAh, cakes are beautiful things. Especially double layer cakes smothered in luscious caramel frosting. Have I got your attention now?

This one has a light and fluffy texture inside with rich creamy frosting on the outside. I like it.

I also like it because most of these ingredients are things I typically have on hand and it goes together quickly.

Cake:
1 ½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs
1 egg white
2 ¼ cup flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup teaspoons butter
4 teaspoons corn syrup
dash of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla

For cake, grease and flour two round cake pans. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and egg white one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mix to sugar mix alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mix. Stir in vanilla.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

For frosting, combine brown sugar and next four ingredients in medium saucepan and boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until thick (5 min). Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until smooth. Frost cake and garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.

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15 comments:

mannequin said...

Oh my goodness! I have had this cake long, long ago and never knew the name or recipe. I love the frosting!
It seems like a good fall cake to make ...today??

Thank you Scribbit!

Amber said...

This sounds delicious! I have most of those ingredients in my pantry right now, and a few hours free this afternoon!

Stephanie Frieze said...

What a perfect time of year for this lovely recipe! Thank you for a yummy post. We may include this at Thanksgiving to already extensive menu.

Jill in MA said...

Mmmmm... I'm always looking for a good cake recipe!

BONNIE K said...

This looks and sounds wonderful.

Angie said...

This looks good. i wish my kid wasn't allergic to eggs !! :(

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Oh my . . . YUM! I may have to try this this week.

sassypriscilla said...

Looking good.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Ohhhh my I can taste it!

Steph

heatherzilla said...

Yummy!

Sonja said...

I thought maybe you'd post a "recovering from the Halloween sugar rush recipe." You know, something like cabbage soup or beet casserole.

Oh well, I'll take your Old-Fashioned yummilicious, so-very-good-looking, Caramel Cake.

Jeni said...

This looks wonderful! I'm saving the recipe in my file to make for my husband some day - he really likes brown sugar & caramel things.

Serena said...

I might have to make just the frosting and nibble at it--it looks divine. (I'm a frosting gal.)

Twinsmom said...

Thank you! I now know what dessert to take to the church potluck this Sunday. Of course, I may have to make a "practice" cake first..... ;-)

james said...

wow nice cake.. i like cakes very much, but i don't know how to prepare.Thanks for providing useful information to prepare cake...