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A Southern Caramel Cake recipe!

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INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.

  • 2 large eggs.

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar.

  • 2 cups softened butter ( equal to 2 sticks).

  • 1 cup of water.

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk.

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda.

  • 1 teaspoon salt.

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FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream.

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract.

  • 1 cup butter.

  • 3 cups granulated sugar.

  • DIRECTIONS:

    PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using cooking spray, grease two cake pans.
    STEP 2: Whisk together flour, salt, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
    STEP 3: Melt the butter with the water in a saucepan and pour over the flour. Blend everything together until it’s smooth.
    STEP 4: Combine the baking soda, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk in a mixing bowl. Mix until the batter is smooth and well combined.
    STEP 5: Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning them out onto parchment-lined cooling racks to cool completely.
    STEP 6: In the meantime, make the frosting by combining all of the ingredients in a saucepan, except 1 cup of sugar, and cooking on low for 3 minutes.
    Melt the remaining sugar in a separate saucepan until it turns an amber color. Then, while stirring constantly, add it to the first mixture.
    STEP 7: Immediately pour about 1/3 of the frosting onto the bottom cake layer, top with the other layer, and frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting. Distribute evenly.
    STEP 8: To make the topping, I toast pecan halves and dust them with powdered sugar.

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