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Old Fashioned Caramel Cake Recipe

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


Added: Tuesday, November 4, 2008


2/3 cup butter
1 1/3 c sugar
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup milk
3 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter cut into pieces

Cream butter, gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool layers in pans 10 minutes.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and syrup is light golden brown.
Combine remaining 2 1/2 cups sugar and next 3 ingredients, mixing well. Stir in butter. Stir butter mixture into hot caramelized sugar (mixture will tend to lump, becoming smooth with further cooking). Cook over medium heat stirring frequently about 15 minutes or until mixture threads. Cool 5 minutes. Beat to almost spreading consistency.




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