Monday, July 18, 2011

Caramel Cake with Caramel Icing and Vanilla Buttercream

Caramel Cake
1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.
Place the cake mix, milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on a low speed, gradually increasing to a medium speed, until well blended.
Divide the batter evenly between the 2 cake pans and place in the oven for about 27 minutes.
Source: The Cake Mix Doctor

Caramel Icing
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place the butter, light brown sugar, and dark brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a boil, about 2 minutes. Add the milk, stir, bring the mixture back to a boil, and remove the pan from the heat. Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Use immediately to frost the cake only in the middle and on the top. If the frosting hardens, place back over low heat and stir until soft.
Source: adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor

Vanilla Buttercream
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons milk
2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Place the butter in a mixing bowl. Beat on a medium speed until fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and beat until well blended, starting on a low speed and gradually increasing to a high speed, scraping the sides of the bowl every so often. If the frosting is too stiff, add just a bit more milk.
Pipe only onto the sides of the cake.
Source: adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor


  1. This looks so tasty E...wish I could have been on the trip this weekend to taste the cakes. Stuart and Anne said they were amazing:)

  2. For a decadent treat, try dipping pear slices in the caramel icing while sipping Jigsaw Pinot Noir (you can even eat the caramel icing by itself with the Jigsaw).



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