Friday, April 15, 2011

Mama's Old Fashioned Caramel Cake (Icing)

Step One: Make the cake ... this is the e-a-s-y part, trust me!

Step Two: Gather ingredients for icing.

Step Three: Make the icing ... make sure to follow the directions exactly.

Caramel Icing

4 cups Sugar
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Sticks Butter
2 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Baking Soda

Mix 3-1/2 cups sugar, cream and butter.  Bring to a rapid boil.  Set aside.  Caramelize in an iron skillet, 1/2 cup sugar and add to above mixture.  Cook until soft ball is formed when dropped into water.  Remove from heat and add vinegar and soda.  Immediately begin to beat by hand held electric mixer until creamy enough to spread on cake.  This is enough to ice a four layer cake.  Always use butter, not margarine.  Mama always used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter Recipe Golden Cake Mix for the layers when in a pinch.  

Step Four: Ice the cake and do it quickly (this is VERY important)!

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