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    Caramel for Birthday Spice Cake.

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    12 mins

    2 mins

    10 mins

    GondolaQueen's Note:

    This is the "icing" for the birthday spice cake from my childhood. It's the only reason I still admit to having a birthday. To get this cake/ icing combo out of my dad.

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    Serves: 8



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Mix first four (4) ingredients and place on stove to boil. DO NOT STIR after it begins to boil.
    2. 2
      Time for 4 minutes after the first bubbles break the surface. Immediately take it off the stove, and add the vanilla, butter and rum flavour (if using).
    3. 3
      Pour it out onto a cooled spice cake. Allow to harden for as long as you can.
    4. 4
      Eat it all before someone else does.
    5. 5
      Call me if you can't finish it.
    6. 6
      *Also note you can hit this with a smidge of cinnamon, or nutmeg or cloves if you like, but I find the rum flavour makes the best combo with the cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2014


      I made this to go with your Birthday Spice Cake. and it was a lovely complement. It was quite quick to make and I loved the very specific instructions about how to cook it. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2014.

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    • on March 11, 2011


      When me and my sister were kids, mom would ask "what kind of birthday cake do you want"? The response was alway "caramel"! I have not had one of these in years, but I can tell you, for me somehow it beats chocolate at times....and that takes some doing! Thanks for posting one of my childhood favorites.

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    • on March 10, 2011

      The frosting turned out to be more like a glaze - it wasn't frosting thick but was yummy according to all my coworkers.
      Let me know if it should have gotten thicker.
      I also saved a bit of the thick glaze and poured it on vanillla ice cream and added walnuts - it was heavenly!

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramel for Birthday Spice Cake.

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.9
    Calories from Fat 114
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 39.4 mg
    Sodium 149.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 26.7 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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