1 hr 55 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Member #610488's Note:
This traditional butter cake has the audacity of having a caramel icing poured over it to create a wonderful taste sensation.
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- 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (plus more for pans)
- 3 cups cake flour, sifted (plus more for pans)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 2Butter and flour three 9″ cake pans, and set aside.
- 3Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Whisk together milk and vanilla in a bowl; set aside.
- 4In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- 5On low speed, alternately add dry ingredients in 3 batches and wet ingredients in 2 batches. Increase speed to high and beat until batter is smooth, about 5 seconds.
- 6Divide batter among prepared pans, and smooth top with a rubber spatula; drop pans lightly on a counter to expel any large air bubbles.
- 7Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cakes cool for 20 minutes in pans; invert onto wire racks, and let cool.
- 8When ready to frost - Whisk together 3 cups sugar, butter, milk, and egg in a 6-qt. copper saucepan or Dutch oven; set aside.
- 9Heat remaining sugar in a small skillet over high heat, and cook, swirling pan, until sugar melts into an amber caramel, about 2 minutes.
- 10Immediately pour caramel into milk mixture, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat; attach a candy thermometer to side of pan, and cook, stirring bottom constantly with a wooden spoon, until thermometer reads 232°, about 40 minutes.
- 11Remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and baking soda; let sit for 1 minute.
- 12Using a hand mixer, beat caramel mixture on medium-low speed until the consistency of loose pudding, about 1 minute.
- 13Immediately place one cake on a cake stand and pour over 1/2 cup caramel icing; top with second cake and pour over 1/2 cup icing. Top with third cake and pour remaining icing around the top edge of cake and then over the center. Quickly spread icing over sides of cake; let icing cool completely before serving. Store at room temperature.
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Nutritional Facts for American Kitchen Classic Caramel Cake
Serving Size: 1 (265 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 991.6
- Calories from Fat 380
- Total Fat 42.3 g
- Saturated Fat 25.7 g
- Cholesterol 206.5 mg
- Sodium 535.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 142.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 100.2 g
- Protein 13.4 g