"Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."--Clemenza, in The Godfather

Caramel Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Caramel Cake, by , is from Christy's Recipe Collection, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
The Cake Mix Doctor
Added: Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg. Plain White Cake Mix
1 Cup Whole Milk
8 TBSP.(1 stick) Butter, Melted
3 Large Eggs
2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Frosting:
8 TBSP.( 1 stick) Butter
1/2 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Whole Milk
2 Cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Generously grease two 9- inch round cake pans with solid vegetable shortening, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set the pans aside.
Place the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down sides again if needed. The batter should look well blended. Divide the batter between the prepared pans, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Place the pans in the oven side by side.
Bake the cakes until they are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed with your fingers, 27 to 29 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven ans place them on wire racks to cool for about 10 minutes. Run a dinner knife around the edge of each layer and invert each onto a rack, them invert them again onto another rack so that the cakes are right side up. Allow them to cool completely, 30 minutes more.
Frosting:
Place the butter and brown sugars in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a boil, about 2 minutes. Add the milk, stir and bring the mixture back to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until the frosting is smooth. Use immediately (while still warm) or the frosting will harden. If it does harden while your are frosting the cake, simply place the pan back over low heat and stir until the frosting softens up.
Place one cake layer, right side up, on a serving platter. Spread the top with the warm frosting. Place the second layer, right side up, on top of the first layer and frost the top and sides of the cake with clean, smooth strokes. Work quickly, as the frosting will set. Once the frosting has set, slice and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 To 7 Minutes

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

628W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!