Ingredients

How to make it

  • Caramel Cake With Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Garnish: Pecan Praline
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; line with lightly greased parchment or wax paper.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Place 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 5 minutes or until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture and 1 cup milk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating at low speed after each addition. Pour into prepared pans; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack. Place 1 layer on a cake plate.
  • Combine 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, evaporated milk, and 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cook (without stirring) until a candy thermometer registers 238°. Transfer to a heat-resistant bowl, and beat 3 minutes or until thickened and easy to spread. Quickly spread filling over cake layer on plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; chill 15 minutes or until set.
  • Spread a thin layer of Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting over filling. Top with second layer. Frost cake. Chill 20 minutes or until frosting sets, then cover and chill 4 hours or overnight. Let stand 10 minutes at room temperature before serving. Garnish, if desired.
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  • Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Melt brown sugar and 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil over medium heat; remove from heat. Whisk in cream; blend well. Transfer to a heat-resistant bowl. Cool at room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • Place remaining 6 tablespoons butter and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla and salt. With mixer running, slowly pour in cooled brown sugar mixture; beat until smooth. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating well after each addition until completely smooth. Chill slightly for a firmer texture, stirring occasionally.
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  • Pecan Praline (topping)
  • Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook (without stirring) until golden. Stir in pecans; remove from heat. Rapidly spread mixture onto greased foil. Cool completely. Break into small pieces; store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

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  • ladyboo 4 years ago
    I was jsut about to post this recipe, but thought I'd better look first to see if it was already posted and yep.....here it is. This is a delicious cake that is so good, anytime, but a little work goes into it. It's worth it, though. Thanks for posting it.
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    gimmecake ate it and said...
    looks incredible! i just tried to make up my own recipe which turned out average so i'm gonna make this one! thanks
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    cheezeemomma ate it and said...
    This is what I want for my birthday! I just gave my husband the recipe and told him "You've got 3 months. Remember the Ice Cream Cake I made for yours." A 1000 Thank you's in advance.
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Wow... what great flavor... ty Lana... dave
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  • mountainmama 6 years ago
    Tink would love this cake. It looks so good and the caramel would get her. She loves Caramel. :)

    Its one I'd make in a heartbeat.
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    goddess_mom_2_3 ate it and said...
    This is like the holy grail of cake as far as I am concerned. Chocoholics have it made with all the fantastic chocolate recipes out there, but us sweet and salty girls have to really work to find our guilty pleasures. Can't wait to make and eat this!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    redfish91117 ate it and said...
    YUM
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  • lanacountry 6 years ago
    LOL, thank yal..I sure wish I could say I
    'invented' this recipe!! :()
    Love n blessins from the mountain top! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    What a lovely cake, perfect for my husbands birthday...he loves caramel.
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  • dedi 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness - caramel is one of my favs even better than chocolate....thanks for sharing - trying to decide which day I'll be making this one.
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  • lanacountry 6 years ago
    I can't describe this cake..it is absolutely
    amazing! (thank you so much)
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Caramel is simply divine. Love this recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    yes, this sure is a keeper, thanks!
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  • lanacountry 6 years ago
    This is a 'once-a year' cake for me, yal!! :)
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    My, oh my...that looks like a company show-stopper! Yes, it sounds like it requires a bit of time, but for a special occassion, I will invest that kind of time...great post, lana - thanks for the recipe and the delish picture!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I bet it tastes just as good as it looks! Got my 5!
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  • lanacountry 6 years ago
    It is incredible..recipe was from Cottage Living
    Magazine,, a while back and NOT one of my easy ones! Thank you Ms Jett..do it one day when you have SOME time!! :):)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    My goodness! Do you deliver?! Looks wonderful!
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