What are some good recipes for an old fashioned caramel cake?


Quick Answer

Paula Deen's caramel cake and Southern Living's caramel cake recipes utilize simple ingredients and techniques to make the old-fashioned multilayered sweet cake. Paula Deen's recipe uses self-rising flour, while Southern Living's recipe calls for all-purpose flour.

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What are some good recipes for an old fashioned caramel cake?
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To make Paula Deen's caramel cake, combine 1 cup butter with 4 eggs, 2 cups white sugar, 3 cups self-rising flour, 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour the batter into three greased-and-floured 9-inch round pans, and bake each for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

As the cakes bake, cook 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup milk in a saucepan on medium heat. Remove the caramel filling from the heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Once done, remove each cake layer as you stack them. Turn the first layer over, and place on cake base or platter. Pierce each exposed layer with a toothpick, and spread on the caramel filling.

Frost the cake with an icing made of 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup heavy cream brought to a boil. Spoon the mixture into a bowl, and add 16 ounces confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Southern Living's caramel cake uses 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 ounces sour cream for the batter mix. The cakes are baked at 30 to 35 minutes and are frosted with a simple caramel frosting in between each layer and around the cake.

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