Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Easy Caramel Cake

Note:   Caramel cakes are very popular around here, but for some reason people are afraid to make them and tend to buy them from the specialty shops.     If you have ever bought one from the specialty shop and paid the $35 price tag then you should at least try this easy recipe.   

Easy Caramel Cake

Make a butter recipe cake from a mix, according to package directions. Bake in a 9-by-13 pan. Allow to cool completely.

Caramel Icing

Melt 2 sticks butter in a heavy saucepan. Add 2 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup milk. Mix together. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and let sit for exactly 5 minutes. Whisk in 2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar. (For best results, sift it first.) Stir until lumps are gone. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over cooled cake. Slice and serve.


From the Doghouse said...

I'd be afraid I'd screw up the caramel.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, I love how it's dripping down the side of the cake.

Tammy said...

Oh that looks SO delicious. I have a co-worker that does catering on the side and makes the best caramel cake ever. But he charges so much for the cake. Looks like I can try this myself!

Carrie said...

This screams, "EAT ME CARRIE! EAT ME NOW!!" And if I hadn't already lost 10 pounds in the last month, I probably would!

Zarebski said...
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Claire said...

When I made my last daring baker's challenge, I think THIS is what my parents were expecting when I said caramel cake. This must be the traditional southern caramel cake!