Recipe by Pat Dukes
"This recipe makes a three-layer cake with a caramel and nut frosting."
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1 1/4 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
For the cake, Try this trick my grandma used to do for a tender cake (I always use it) substitute 2 cups allpurpose flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch for all the flour. I used 4 more tablespoons of butter and thats it. I live in the Carribean so things like cake flour are hard to find for household use. This yields a softer and more tender crumb. If you want an orange or lemon flavored cake, substitute the water for orange juice or lemonade and add grated rind to the butter sugar mixture.
"soft balls" takes between 90 and 120 minutes to form. Be sure to plan for this time frame when cooking the cake.
I was looking for a caramel cake recipe and had not tried one before. This cake turned out just as I was hoping. The cake was not too sweet to compliment the extremely rich, thick caramel frosting. Delicious!
This was a pretty good recipe. It was rather time consuming, but well worth it. I had to call around to find out what "soft ball stage" meant, but after that, it was all good.
With four eggs, I expected this cake to be a little more light and airy. I wasn't happy with my results, therefore I didn't even attempt the frosting.
This was soooo good! Undoubtedly the best cake I've ever made. Thanks!
I thought this was very yummy. It was well received at the party that I made it for. The cake was a little heavier than I expected, though.
I have a candy thermometer that I use to help me with "soft ball" stage, and I used a small cup of ice water, too, which is how my fathe taught me. The reviewer who said that it takes 90 - 120 minutes to get to soft ball stage -- Hmmm... I just don't know what to think about that. My frosting was ready in under 30 minutes.
This was absolutely delicious!!! It was moist, the icing was superb. This was the first cake I ever cooked from scratch and I am proud to say my entire family enjoyed this delightful cake with the rest of our Thanksgiving dinner. GOOD JOB!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Cake with Caramel Nut Frosting
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 95
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