Golden Caramel Cake

Want to hook up with a recipe that's got homemade taste and can be made with a beginner's skill? Then this is for you! This easy, moist yellow cake is covered with a rich, satin caramel frosting. The flavor goes for miles!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 58 min
  • Servings 16

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup milk
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs

Caramel Icing

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup reserved cake batter
1/2
cup evaporated milk
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of batter; cover and refrigerate to use in icing. Pour remaining batter into pans.
  • 3 Bake and cool as directed on cake mix box.
  • 4 To make icing, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until brown; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, reserved cake batter and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until smooth, bubbly and almost thick; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. Fill layers and frost cake with icing. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Caramel and chocolate are natural companions. Drizzle caramel-frosted cake servings with chocolate syrup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.