Friday, September 21, 2018

Old Fashioned Caramel Frosting







This recipe has been in our family for a long time. It is really delicious on chocolate cake or vanilla cupcakes. It is the perfect topping for fall bake goods.



Ingredients:


  • 1 and 1/2 cup white sugar (i use coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon real butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla



Directions:  


  1. Heat sugar and milk to a soft boil.
  2. Add butter and remove from heat.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Add vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.


Makes enough to frost a three layer cake, between layers and the exterior
I usually sprinkle the top with nuts or mini chocolate chips. A cake with this frosting is especially good served with butter pecan ice cream. 


If you want the cake to be caramel as well, I found this recipe in my Mom's cookbook, but I have to confess, I have never made it.  I prefer this caramel frosting on chocolate cake!


Caramel Cake


Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (two sticks)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs 
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Directions:


  1. Put butter out until it is room temperature
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spray three 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray and set aside
  4. With an electric mixer beat butter on low for a couple minutes until fluffy  
  5. Add brown sugar and beat slowly then add white sugar and beat for about 5 minutes
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat till combined
  7. Add half the flour and then the buttermilk and then the rest of the flour
  8. Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly incorporated
  9. Divide among pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Do NOT overbake!
  10. Turn out of pans onto cooling racks and allow to cool completely.
  11. Frost with the delicious caramel frosting!




I hope you enjoy this tasty delight for fall.



Jade    :)


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Image Credit:  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ebarney/5298585575/sizes/l

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