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REC: Neighbor Dorothy’s Heavenly Caramel Cake

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Posted to Thread #7693 at 11:19 am on Aug 26, 2007

Ok, this was a winner! Very light and unassuming... the frosting is like a caramel whipped cream. Next time I will decorate it a bit with crushed Almond Roca. By the way, the book it comes from is an absolutely fabulous summer read.
My additions in brackets -

Neighbor Dorothy’s Heavenly Caramel Cake
From “Can’t Wait to get to Heaven” by Fannie Flagg

Preheat oven to 350 deg.

1-1/4 cups cake flour (sift before measuring)
1 cup brown sugar (resift flour with the brown sugar)
1/2 cup soft butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. Salt
1-3/4 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Vanilla

Beat for 3 min. Bake in greased pan [8" square] for 1/2 hour. Frost with Caramel Frosting below.

Caramel Frosting

2 Tbl. Cake flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 tsp. Salt

Mix flour and milk. Cook to a thick paste over slow flame [maybe 1-1/2 minutes]. Cool [it gets thicker on cooling]. Cream sugars and vanilla with butter and shortening. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in salt. Mix in cooled paste. Beat until fluffy. Should look like whipped cream.

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!

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