Southern Caramel Cake

Recipe by SweetSueAl
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READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use the first 10 ingredients for the cake.
  • Sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium sized bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray OR grease and flour them.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream 1 cup unsalted butter, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 2 1/2 cups sugar on high until fully incorporated and light and fluffy, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Turn mixer to medium speed and mix in eggs and egg yolks one at a time until well incorporated.
  • Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  • With the mixer on slow speed, alternate adding in flour mixture and sour cream, ending with flour until mixed through.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 23-30 minutes or until fully baked. (Over-baking will dry these cakes out).
  • 11. Place on cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cakes from pan and cool completely.
  • Use last four ingredients for Caramel Icing.
  • Add butter, evaporated milk, and 2 cups sugar to saucepan over medium heat until everything has melted together.
  • Leave over medium to low heat, stirring periodically, for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (keeping an eye on it so it doesn't burn) until thickened and caramel has darkened to a golden brown. It should coat the back of a spoon. Reduce heat while cooking if necessary to prevent burning.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  • Cool for 15 to 20 minutes before icing the cake.
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