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Caramel Cake

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6 Reviews
3 out of 6 users would make it again
2 out of 5 2 out of 5
Burnt toffeeMarch 13, 2010 By lockelymarkets
The cake process was OK and the cake was alright, but my hassle was with the ""frosting"". BEWARE! It turns into toffee- I cooked mine for a little too long and it burnt and then set in the mixing bowl when I tried to beat it!!!
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5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Wonderful Caramel CakeFebruary 25, 2010 By Bigma_C
I found this caramel cake recipe when looking for a recipe to make my mom a cake. This recipe produces a wonderful cake and awesome icing. The recipe takes a little time to complete however it is worth the effort. Everyone that tried it loved it. This one is now a family favorite for special occasions. Already made this cake three times since Christmas and a hit each time. Thanks for a great recipe.
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1 out of 5 1 out of 5
I need help with thisJanuary 09, 2010 By 02lew87
I've been trying to find a good caramel frosting recipe to make for my boyfriend that would be good on top of a chocolate cake. And I've been having trouble finding one that turns out right for me...so can anyone help? When I made this one it turned out grainy- like sugar granules. I don't know if I didn't cook it long enough, or if I didn't ""beat"" it the right way- I used an electric mixer, I don't know if I was supposed to or not. But I followed the recipe as best I could but i did it wrong, does anyone have any suggestions? I would appreciate it a lot!!! Thanks :)
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3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Good taste, but toooooo hardJanuary 07, 2010 By nel1018
I followed this exactly and it tastes GREAT, but it's too hard. I like a hard caramel icing, but this wouldn't even stay on the cake. When you cut a piece, the icing just breaks off in pieces.
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5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Awesome Caramel Cake that rocked Thanksgiving!!November 26, 2009 By mrs_joshica
I have always been reluctant to make caramel cake because I always figured that caramel was going to be too difficult. However, this recipe was outstanding. The frosting is wonderful, and the cake is very buttery, almost pound cake like, but not as heavy. The frosting has about a five minute lapse from easily spreadable, to set, so there is plenty of time to spead the frosting prior to it setting and becoming too thick to spread. A word to the wise, don't walk away from the frosting while waiting for it too cool because it is easy to miss your time between spreadable and candy like. I added pecans too it because I had left overs from my german chocolate cake, and it was AMAZING!! I have also played with the frosting recipe as candy. This frosting also makes a GREAT CANDY. Follow the recipe as normal, when caramel is able to make a soft ball, stir untill no gloss, while cooling add pecans. Place on wax paper and spread as thick or as thin as you like (I prefer thick in a small square dish), before the candy/frosting is completely set, but set enough to hold slices, slice, allow to completely cool, and wahla! the perfect caramel candy!
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2 out of 5 2 out of 5
Caramel Rock CakeJuly 05, 2009 By cwarriner
I made this cake exactly according to the recipe. The flavor and texture of the cake are good. The flavor of the frosting is good, however, following the recipe exactly, it became extremely hard in a very short time and was almost impossible to spread. Using a hint that I had seen in another recipe, I tried beating in a little more cream, which helped, but the icing I had spread between the layers had already become a rock of brown sugar. I know that caramel cakes are difficult, and I will admit that this was my first time to try one, however, I don't think I have ever failed so completely at a recipe I have tried, and I have been cooking and baking for more years than I care to recall. If I try this cake again, I will add another 1/4 cup cream to the frosting after it has nearly reached spreading consistency.
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