• Cake
  • 3 cups extra fine sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz sour cream
Perfectly Moist Caramel Cake with Caramel Frosting Recipe.  This cake is to die for!  The cake is sweet and moist while the icing dries to form a crust that adds just the right amount of chew to each delicious bite.  Serve with vanilla or butter pecan ice cream for a perfect homey dessert.


Caramel Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease 3 pans with shortening, then flour, tap out excess flour.
  3. Cream butter on medium high using paddle attachment  for a few minutes until fluffy
  4. Slowly add sugar until fluffy, 1/4 cup at a time. Scrape bowl occassionally.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and beat. Scrape down bowl.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  8. Add flour mixture and sour cream.
  9. Mix on low until combined.
  10. Pour into prepared pans. Smooth evenly. Do not tap.
  11. Bake 35 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Place pan on baking rack, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Turn over on rack.

Caramel Frosting

  •    1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  •     1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  •     1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  •     1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  •     2 lbs. 10x powdered sugar
  •     2 teaspoons of good vanilla extract
  1. Melt butter, brown sugar, and evaporated milk over medium heat.
  2. Cook two minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in vanilla
  5. Add powdered sugar.
  6. Beat until smooth.


Baking Tips

* You can make your own extra fine sugar by grinding regular white granulated sugar in a blender, food processor, or spice grinder. 

* An equal amount of buttermilk can be substituted for the sour cream in this and other recipes. 

* If this frosting is too sweet, add a 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt to the recipe.  The large salt crystals will counter the sweetness.


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