Southern Caramel cake

Southern Caramel cake

 The greatest caramel cake recipe available online is for Southern Caramel Cake! This is the recipe you must try if you want delicious yellow cake with the greatest real caramel icing. For genuine, this is the real deal. If you enjoy caramel-flavored treats, you should definitely check


  1. 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 3 cups flour, self-rising
  5. 1 cup buttermilk
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 9-inch cake pans by greasing them and adding optional parchment paper. Beat butter until light and fluffy and then add sugar and beat for about 5 more minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well after each. Add flour and buttermilk, alternately, beginning and ending with flour and mix well after each. Add vanilla and beat well. Divide among pans and bake for 25-30 minutes until set.
  • Turn out of pans onto cooling racks and allow to cool completely. Prepare Southern Caramel Icing as cakes are cooling then frost the cake.

Southern Caramel Frosting:

  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup buttermilk
  3. ½ cup Crisco
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Mix all ingredients in a 3-4 quart cast iron dutch oven.
  • Swirl pan to keep ingredients moving in the pan. Cook to softball stage 235º – 245º on a candy thermometer or when tested in a cup of cold water. Remove from heat and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy and ready to spread.
    No thermometer? Do the cold water test:
  • Take a some of the caramel and drop it into a bowl or cup of cold water. Give it a few seconds to cool. Fish around in the bowl or cup of cold water and try to retrieve the caramel and make a little ball with it.
    If you stick your fingers into the bowl, pull out a gooey mess and you can’t do anything but smear the caramel, you need to boil the caramel some more. There is still too much water in your caramel and the concentration of sugar is too low. The caramel may even form little threads in the water, but if you cannot get the threads to form into a ball, you have some more boiling to do.

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