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Southern Caramel Cake

Southern Caramel Cake

TO MAKE IT YOU WILL NEED:

  • FOR THE CAKE:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.

2 large eggs.

2 cups granulated white sugar.

2 cups softened butter ( equal to 2 sticks).

1 cup of water.

1/2 cup buttermilk.

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

1 teaspoon baking soda.

1 teaspoon salt.

  • FOR THE FROSTING:

1 cup of heavy cream.

2 tablespoons vanilla extract.

1 cup butter.

3 cups granulated sugar.

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. And grease two cake pans using cooking spray.

STEP 2:

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, granulated sugar and whisk until well combined.

STEP 3:

Melt butter in a saucepan with water and pour over the flour. Whisk until blended.

STEP 4:

Add baking soda, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. Mix well until the batter is well combined and smooth.

STEP 5:

Divide the batter between the two prepared pans, and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, when you find a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, remove the cakes from the oven, and let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn layers onto parchment-covered racks to cool completely.

STEP 6:

Meanwhile, prepare your frosting by mixing all the ingredients except 1 cup of sugar into a saucepan, and cook on low for 3 minutes.
In another saucepan, put the remaining sugar and melt until it becomes an amber color. Then add it to the first mixture stirring well.

STEP 7:

Immediately pour about 1/3 of the frosting onto the bottom cake layer, place the other layer over top, and pour the remaining frosting on top and sides. Spread evenly.

STEP 8:

For the topping, I use toasted pecan halves, and I sprinkle powdered sugar over them.

ENJOY!