Old Fashioned Caramel Cake Recipe

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Old Fashioned Caramel Cake
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  1. Beat 1 cup butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until it is creamy; gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and coca; Stir well. Then add to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk and water, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in 1 tsp vanilla.
  3. Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; then remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  4. For the frosting, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter, and 1 cup evaporated milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to wash down the sugar crystals from the sides of the pan.
  5. Uncover and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches soft ball stage or a candy thermometer registers 234 degrees. Remove from heat and add vanilla (do not stir). Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the mixture is spreading consistency. Quickly spread the Caramel Frosting between the layers and on the top and sides of the cake.
  7. Garnish with pecan halves and grated chocolate if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3696.18 Kcal (15475 kJ)
Calories from fat 1870.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 207.89g 320%
Cholesterol 817.07mg 272%
Sodium 1144.94mg 48%
Potassium 1074.84mg 23%
Total Carbs 421.17g 140%
Sugars 256.52g 1026%
Dietary Fiber 6.51g 26%
Protein 44.82g 90%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 632.7mg 63%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 346.75 Kcal (1452 kJ)
Calories from fat 175.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.5g 320%
Cholesterol 76.65mg 272%
Sodium 107.41mg 48%
Potassium 100.83mg 23%
Total Carbs 39.51g 140%
Sugars 24.07g 1026%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 26%
Protein 4.2g 90%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 76%
Iron 0.3mg 20%
Calcium 59.4mg 63%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 90.4
  • 103

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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