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post #1 of 9
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Can anyone help me? I want to change my vanilla recipe to a caramel cake. Can I add caramel in and just reduce the sugar? Do I need to take out some of the milk of I do this?

Here is my vanilla recipe.

Ingredients
1½ Cups Unsalted Butter, softened 2 Cups Sugar 5 Eggs 1 Tsp. Salt 2¾ Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder 1 Tbsp. Vanilla, Butter Nut Extract 1¼ Cups Whole Milk
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 2- 8 or 9 cake pans with wax paper sprayed with baking spray. In a stand mixer beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 10 min. In the meantime in a small bowl sift together all dry ingredients. Add in extract and eggs, 1 at a time and beat after each egg. Beat until fluffy about 8 min. Now alternately add flour and milk to butter mixture. Once it is all incorporated beat on high speed for 30 seconds. Remove from mixer and do a quick stir with a spoon. Evenly divide batter between to 2 pans. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a couple crumbs
post #2 of 9

Yeah.  I would reduce the sugar and leave out a little milk.  I know I have seen a recipe for caramel cake that had you add some cooled, homemade caramel syrup to the batter.  I would drizzle some thinned caramel syrup over the layers too so it was really prevalent. 

 

I would take out 1/2 c of sugar and 1/4 - 1/2 c of the liquid and add 1/2 a cup of caramel syrup mixed with the rest of the milk.  If that's not enough caramel flavor then drizzle the layers.

post #3 of 9

Martha Stewart has a recipe available online for caramel cake.  I haven't tried it, but it looks like a basic yellow cake with caramel syrup added.  Here are her amounts

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Caramel Syrup, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
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post #4 of 9

Yes!  That was the one I saw too.  Couldn't remember where though. 

post #5 of 9

in my mother's tattered first edition betty crocker picture book cookbook--over 60 years old--

 

with the classic red & white scrolly cover

 

there's a "burnt sugar cake" and a "new caramel cake"

 

if you would like either i'd be glad to paraphrase the directions and write out one or the other recipe

 

burnt sugar has 3 eggs, new caramel has 2 eggs--that's the basic difference--same yield

 

cool old recipe with scratch icing too

 

but if your newly tweaked recipe is working for you--no worries

 

pg 130 &131 if you already have a copy

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post #6 of 9
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Thanks guys I will try the tweaked recipe tonight. I like the texture of my recipe and I'm comfortable with it So I would prefer to be able to just change it a little to suit my needs rather than having multitudes of different recipes. Make sense?
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Originally Posted by ANDaniels View Post

Thanks guys I will try the tweaked recipe tonight. I like the texture of my recipe and I'm comfortable with it So I would prefer to be able to just change it a little to suit my needs rather than having multitudes of different recipes. Make sense?

 

that's what i thought

 

why i didn't start typing it out

 

hope all goes well!

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post #8 of 9
How about using brown sugar instead of white sugar in your recipe, that may help to give it a more caramel flavor.
post #9 of 9

Looks like I may be late to the party on this one but I make my White Caramel Cake by starting with my White Cake recipe and replacing half the sugar with brown sugar, and 1/2 the liquid with caramel sauce.

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