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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Southern Caramel Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


     Welcome to my second The Cake Slice Bakers post!  The group picks a book each November and is given a choice of 4 recipes from the book each month to make.  This is the last month of baking Southern Living Cake Book.   So rather than picking from 4 recipes, the instruction was to bake any cake in the book.  This caramel cake was actually a choice a few months back, but I wasn't in the group yet.  I have been wanting to bake a caramel cake for a while now, so I went ahead and did it anyway.  Hopefully the other bakers aren't tired of the caramel cake already!  



     We are supposed to cook the recipes as unaltered as possible, which I did.  Until it came to the last minute.  I was throwing an apple themed shower and I wanted to the cake to tie into the theme.  So, I added some apple chips and a drizzle of extra caramel to dress it up for the party!   It was so pretty nobody wanted to cut into it, but let me tell you it was worth it once we did!  The cake is dense and moist and perfectly homemade.  The icing is sweet with a nice depth.  The extra drizzle of caramel and apple chips brought it all together.  Come to think of it, I think it is time for me to get another slice!

Southern Caramel Cake
Original recipe from: Southern Living Cake Book

Ingredients:

1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 cup butter, softened
2 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

My additions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare two 9 inch cake pans by greasing and dusting with flour.
  2. In your mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, mixing until blended after adding each one. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Add 1/3 of dry mixture to wet mixture and mix until just blended.  Stir in sour cream.  Add 1/3 more of dry mixture, again mixing until just blended.  Stir in milk, then add last dry ingredient portion.
  4. Spread into your batter in prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then invert onto wire racks and let cool completely.
  6. Spread caramel frosting over cakes.
  7. Optional: drizzle with caramel sauce and top with apple chips.

See what the other Cake Slice Baker baked this month!



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64 comments:

  1. This looks divine and sounds delicious! What a wonderful cake for fall, I can't wait to make this!

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    1. It is so good! I have been looking forward to making it and it was worth the wait!

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  2. I can't blame you for going back for another slice Carlee, it looks absolutely delicious. The cake looks so tender and tasty. Thank you so much for joining our group, I'm so happy to have you as part of our bake team as we approach our new book. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. I really am quite happy with how it turned out. The frosting wasn't quite what I had envisioned, but it was delicious and I came to really like its finish too it just took me a second to get used to it! I am looking forward to trying some new things with the next book! Thanks for having me.

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  3. What a gorgeous cake! The crumb is perfect and fine, the icing looks professional and then the addition of the apple chips and topping makes it magazine worthy. Never would grow tired of a caramel cake as great as this one!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was really pleased with how it turned out. I had to bring the rest to work this morning to save myself from eating it all!

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  4. This looks SO delicious, and I have just been inspired by those apple chips! I think I might use them as garnish in a recipe coming up soon (with a link to your recipe, of course), they're just so pretty and lacy, just the look I was going for! Love that caramel dripping off the side :) Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

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    1. Thank you! That is a super nice compliment! I can't wait to see what you have in mind. I was really happy with the way it turned out. Delicious and pretty :-)

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  5. Wow Carlee, this is one beautiful cake!! It looks perfectly moist and dense, drizzled to perfection with caramel, and very clever of you to use Apple Chips for a topper! Yum! Thank you for the slice {or two} ! ;) Pinned and Shared! Thank you for sharing at #Omhgww! I'm so happy you joined us! Have a great week! xo, Christine

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    1. I wish you didn't live half way across the country, we could really share some of these treats! Thank you for hosting too!

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  6. Oh Carlee that topping looks decadent! Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom. I look forward to your links each week.

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  7. Layered home style cakes are my favorite to bake! The more homemade it looks the more I love the cake. This indeed was a delicious recipe! Loved everything about this cake, it was delicious! Nicely done Carlee, it looks delicious!

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    1. They are quickly becoming my favorite as well. Thank you so much!

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  8. I absolutely love Caramel anything! This cake looks rich and delicious! I think this cake will be on my thanksgiving table for sure! Thank you for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! I will be featuring this next week:)

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    1. It is fabulous and perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much!

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  9. Good Afternoon Carlee, Oh my word, this cake looks divine. I love that you have added dried apple as a decoration and the caramel sauce is just the 'icing on the cake' as we say here in England.
    This is a cake I am going to be baking in the very near future.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you so much! This is one of my favorite cakes so far! I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Your cake is fantastic, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  11. I"ve never had a caramel cake, but after reading this, and looking at your pictures, I need to make this! Asap!

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    1. It really is good! The flavors are simple and delicious.

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  12. Wow Carlee!! This look delicious and the addition of the apple chips on top makes it super sweet for fall! Loos gorgeous! Hazel x

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    1. Thank you so much! It was certainly a fun one!

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  13. Yum! This looks amazing! Pinned and scheduled to share on Facebook!

    Visiting via Merry Monday link party!

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  14. Congratulations, Carlee! I'll be featuring your scrumptious cake this Tuesday! Have a great week! hugs, Christine

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  15. This cake looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Karly! This cake is definitely one of my favorites.

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  16. Could you bring me a piece? This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  17. This sounds really delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. Carlee! When I saw the links on our Talented Tuesday party, I knew this one was yours! You are always making the most delicious looking recipes! This cake looks absolutely divine and you had an apple themed shower?! oooo I want to see pictures!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Cheers,
    AJ

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    1. Ah, thank you! There are a few pics on here, it was so much fun to plan! I still have most stuff to share from the shower, but I had to make a slight detour first!

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  19. Well I'm not tired of it!! It looks amazing and I will be featuring it this week!! Don't forget to grab my button and share with your friends!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday - link Party! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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  20. What a great group. The cakes looks awesome Carlee. Thanks for sharing with us again at #Throwback Thursday. Please spread the word so our Thursday night party can grow.

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    1. It is a fun one! I am looking forward to learning new techniques and trying a few things I wouldn't have on my own! Thanks for hosting, Quinn!

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  21. Hi Carlee, thanks for sharing this awesome cake recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  22. Hi Carlee, so glad you linked up with us at #AnythingGoes to share this delicious recipe with us. Have a great week!

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  23. Wow Carlee. You sure made it with this cake. Caramel yum. It looks fabulous. Thanks so much for bringing it to the party, I can almost taste it.
    You came to the party just before it closed so not many would have seen this. I am going to put it at the front of the party on Friday for all to see. Feel free to bring some other goodies to the party too.
    Kathleen
    Fridays Blog Booster Party #29

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! It has been really busy around here lately, so I was a bit behind on getting over to the party! Have a great week!

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  24. oooh my..looking at it in the morning makes me crave for it...drooling now. TFS Carlee and hope I'll get a chance to try this yummy recipe..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It is a yummy one, that is for sure!

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  25. Hey girl! This cake looks bomb! Stopping by to let you know that you will be featured at tomorrows Throwback Thursday party! Woohoo!

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  26. Your presentation of this cake is awesome, made it very grand!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was really pleased with how it turned out!

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  27. I think I gained weight looking at the picture.

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  28. Looks like a delicious cake! Pinned so I can try the recipe sometime.

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  29. This cake is so pretty, I love the apple slices on top! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Thank you so much, Joy! Have a happy Halloween!

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  30. The cake turned out great! And I love this Cake Slice Bakers group you're in. What a neat idea! Also, thanks for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. Thank you, I was very happy with it! I think I am really going to enjoy being in a group that pushes me beyond what I would normally make! Thanks for hosting!

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  31. Hi, this post was in the TOP 8 most clicked on Fridays Blog Booster Party #30. Well done. It will be FEATURED on Friday.
    Kathleen

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    1. Thank you so much! That is really exciting!

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    1. Thank you! I thought it was delicious!

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