I tried the two carmel recipes today. I sent three smaller cakes with my husband to his work and ask for votes. One was filled with the jar carmel mixed with cream cheese and powdered sugar, one was filled with the SCM boiled for 3 hours, and the third was filled with a chocolate mousse. The two carmels tasted delicious but very different from each other and the consensus was split evenly among the office staff as to which they preferred. The only comment on the mousse cake was it wasn't "decadent" enough. So carmel won over mousse but no firm position on which carmel.
I loved them both and my diet is so shot right now that I am ready to cry. This is a very bad hobby to pick up when you are also trying to lose weight. That is why I like playing around with the fondant - I def. won't eat that.
Just made this with 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar and I added a 1/2 cup of coconut as well. Tastes great in my chocolate cake!
I do the same...I cook mine on the stove normally in a double boiler, but have done it in the crock pot with great results. However if you do the crock pot method (google that) DO NOT OPEN it for several hours. I opened mine right away and it blew hot caramel on my hands! Ouch!
Once it's completely cool, I mix it with IMBC. Although, I looooooove me some cream cheese and might have to try that other recipe!
AInteresting. Never boiled it in a can before. Going to have to try that.
There is a recipe for a thick and creamy caramel filling here on CC that is AMAZING. I always make it the night before. If you have never had home made caramel filling before...you do not know what you are missing. I will never, ever, ever go back to anything else. Get a big spoon and get ready! I use it constantly for my praline fillings and my turtle fillings.
I'm getting ready to do a 4 tier wedding cake with praline filling using that caramel recipe. I can't wait!
I was reading some of the comments to that recipe..someone said that they had trouble cutting through it..the OP said maybe it was too cold or they over cooked it..have you ever had an issue like that with it?
Aor maybe they boi boil it beyond the soft boil stag
wow! I answered that on my phone..talk texting. Should not do that! Anyway...I think the person who posted that problem did something wrong. I have made that recipe hundreds of time and 100% successful everytime. I freeze the left overs and sit out on the counter overnight to soften back up. Even cold I would still be able to cut through it. They must have went beyond the "soft boil" stage.
AHave you ever made a "salted caramel" filling? If so, what recipe would you use?
Too funny. I just made a caramel filled cake yesterday! Sometimes I make the caramel and sometimes I pick a jar up at the grocery store. It seeps into the cake a little (like jam does) and makes it so delicious. Enjoy!
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It's this one.