Caramel Cake with Caramel Nut Frosting

A 3 layer cake with caramel nut frosting.

Caramel Cake with Caramel Nut Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round pans. Sift flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt together and set aside.

2 Cream 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until smooth.

3 Divide batter into three 8 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

4 Caramel Nut Frosting: In a heavy saucepan, combine 3 cups sugar, evaporated milk and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and cook until soft ball stage. Stir with spatula to keep from sticking. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and nuts. Beat until spreading consistency.

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