old fashioned caramel cake

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Laura Davis
Rusk, TX

If you like cake, and you like caramel..your sure to love this old fashioned cake!

★★★★★ 3
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For old fashioned caramel cake

  • 2/3 c
    butter, soft
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
    sugar, divided
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 c

How To Make old fashioned caramel cake

  • 1
    Grease and flour two 8 in cake pans, Preheat oven to 350 Cream butter, gradually add sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating after each, combine flour, salt and baking powder, add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool before frosting
  • 2
    Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan, place over medium heat, cook stirring constantly until sugar melts and syrup is light brown. Combine remaining 2 1/2 cups sugar and next 3 ingredients. Mix well, stir in butter. Stir in butter mixture into caramelized sugar. Cook over medium heat stirring often 15 to 20 minutes until reaches thread stage 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. Cool 5 minutes. Beat to spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cake. Yields enough for one 2 layer cake

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