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Provided by Kim Severson

Categories     dessert

Time 1h30m

Yield One layer cake

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 cup softened butter, plus more to grease pans
3 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups sugar
8 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 9-inch cake pans and line with rounds of parchment or waxed paper.
  • Sift flour, then sift again with baking powder and salt. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time and continue to mix on medium until eggs are well incorporated. Stir in vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, alternately add flour and milk, then increase speed to medium. Beat until smooth, about four or five minutes, scraping down sides of bowl.
  • Fill each pan about three-quarters full with batter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs lightly when pressed with a finger. Flip cake out of pan onto paper towels or cake rack while still very warm.
  • When layers go into oven, start to make icing. Put a half-cup sugar in a large cast-iron pan and set over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar melts and begins to turn dark brown. Be careful not to let it burn. Remove pan from heat.
  • Add butter, cream, remaining sugar and salt. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and cook for three minutes, stirring, until it reaches about 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Using an electric hand mixer, beat until the icing is spreadable and fluffy. Frost tops of each layer immediately, stack and then frost sides of cake.

Amurwon Proscovia
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Overall, I thought this caramel cake was pretty good. It was easy to make and tasted delicious.

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This caramel cake is a bit too sweet for my taste, but I still enjoyed it.

sumera tariq
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I'm not a baker, but this caramel cake recipe was easy to follow and turned out great. I'll definitely be making it again.

Malik Ali Raza
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This is my favorite caramel cake recipe. It's always a hit with my family and friends.

clinton nakoma
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This caramel cake is so easy to make and it's always a crowd-pleaser. I've made it for birthdays, potlucks, and even just for a weeknight dessert.

Rashid kashmere
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I've tried this caramel cake recipe twice now and both times it turned out perfectly. It's a great recipe for a special occasion.

Javian Hale
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I was disappointed with this caramel cake. The cake was dry and the caramel filling was too runny.

Mary Nyok
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I'm not a huge fan of caramel, but I thought this cake was really good. The cake was moist and flavorful, and the caramel filling was just the right amount of sweetness.

Khizar Hayaat
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This is the best caramel cake I've ever had! The cake is moist and fluffy, and the caramel filling is gooey and delicious.

Hifran ali
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Overall, I thought this caramel cake was pretty good. It was easy to make and tasted delicious.

hasibulislam islam
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This cake is a bit too dense for my taste, but the caramel filling is delicious.

Shrish Thapa
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I had some trouble getting the caramel to the right consistency, but the cake still tasted good.

Mahlatse Matlaila
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The caramel filling is a bit too sweet for my taste, but the cake itself is delicious.

Neveen Abdelhamid
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This cake is so easy to make and it tastes amazing. I will definitely be making it again.

Aaron Torres
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I've made this caramel cake several times now and it always turns out perfect. It's my go-to recipe for special occasions.

Endlee Games
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This caramel cake was a hit at my dinner party! Everyone loved the gooey caramel filling and the moist, fluffy cake.

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