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Delicious Southern Caramel Cake Recipe!

By Mamakbest @mamakbest

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to bake for Thanksgiving and then a friend posted a picture of a slice of this cake on Facebook and I wanted it immediately! With a completely unbiased opinion I tell you… I totally killed it in baking this cake!  It was delicious.  I think I will to make it when I am in Louisiana for Christmas!

Recipe adapted from Eddie’s House of Love.

A Southern Caramel Cake | MKB the BlogIngredients:
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups flour, self-rising
1 cup buttermilk*
2 teaspoons vanilla
* I couldn’t find buttermilk so I made my own.  

Make Your Own Buttermilk:
You can use lemon juice or white vinegar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice + 1 cup of milk 
Let sit for 5 minutes 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter until light and fluffy and then add sugar and beat for about 5 more minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well after each. Add flour and buttermilk, alternately, beginning and ending with flour and mix well after each. Add vanilla and beat well.

I made a 2 layer cake and 3 dozen mini cupcakes. Each layer was 16 ounces and each successful cupcake was 5 ounces, let’s just say 6 ounces made a mess.  I mention this because the recipe makes a big cake!   I baked the layers for 25 minutes and the mini cupcakes for 15 minutes. 

Allow to cool completely. Prepare Southern Caramel Icing as cakes are cooling then frost the cake.  

Making a Southern Caramel Cake | MKB the Blog

They looked perfect!

Southern Caramel Frosting

2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup Crisco
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a 3-4 quart cast iron dutch oven.
Swirl pan to keep ingredients moving in the pan. Cook to softball stage 235º – 245º on a candy thermometer or when tested in a cup of cold water. Remove from heat and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy and ready to spread.

Cold Water Test: Take a some of the caramel and drop it into a bowl or cup of cold water. Give it a few seconds to cool. Retrieve the caramel and try to make a little ball with it. If the caramel is gooey, the sugar concentration is still too low so continue boiling the caramel.  

Delicious Southern Caramel Cake Recipe!Delicious Southern Caramel Cake Recipe!
A cake for one Thanksgiving and mini cupcakes for another! (My pics leave a lot to desire but the cake…well it was perfection!)  Thanks Shwanna for sharing the original Caramel Cake recipe!  

xoxo – Kellie 

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