I enjoy making desserts, and it's especially satisfying when my goodies are devoured quickly. This one always qualifies for that distinction.

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25 mins
25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; set aside. Cut cake horizontally into two layers. Place the bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with cream cheese mixture. Replace top; refrigerate.

  • In a saucepan, combine 3/4 cup of cream, sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Cook and stir until mixture reaches soft-ball stage (234 degrees F). Slowly add remaining cream. Cook and stir until mixture returns to soft-ball stage (234 degrees F). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool. Drizzle over cake. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 47.1g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 25.4mg; sodium 292.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

Rating: 2 stars
This is a great tasting caramel, and a great filling for the cake. That being said, if you follow the recipe EXACTLY, and take the caramel to the "soft ball" stage, what you are making is NOT a sauce or glaze, IT IS CARAMEL CANDY!!! It is a delicious candy, but a candy none the less. Properly prepared caramel candy is NOT runny. The caramel candy was runny while hot, but when it cooled on the cake, it became a semi-hard chewy caramel that was impossible to cut through w/our crushing the cake beneath it! Terribly dissapointing! If you make this, DO NOT TAKE THIS TO SOFT-BALL STAGE AS DIRECTED! Maybe take it off the stove before it reaches that stage/temperature. I'll make this again, but using a caramel ice cream topping instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was very simple and delicious. Our neighbors invited us over for dinner so we brought dessert. The only thing that could make this easier would be to purchase a jar of caramel sauce from the ice cream section to pour over top. The filling was just sweet enough and for the caramel sauce I used 1/2 c. of half and half, BROWN sugar, reduced the light corn syrup to 2 Tbsp. and upped the vanilla to 1 tsp. I brought this to a boil along with the other ingredients and let it boil for 4 minutes. After it cooled I poured it over the cake. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I only made the caramel for a different cake. I'm not sure what happened with the sauce for the other reviewer, but mine was smooth and creamy. I will definately use this caramel recipe again. Pershaps the previous reviewer boiled it too long. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Do not use this caramel sauce!! It hardens and ruins your cake! The process is so long to make then it ruins the cake. Very disappointed Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This makes a very unusual and tasty Angel food cake. I had no problems with the sauce being too hard, it is more like a glaze than a sauce - very tasty but very runny. I think using cream instead of half and half - would make it more thick. We actually liked it runny though, the cake soaked a lot of it up and it was DELICIOUS! :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this because I had a store bought angel food cake leftover. It is undoubtedly going to be a keeper. VERY easy and quick to make and delicious. Not nearly as rich as it sounds, just right. I didn't make the caramel sauce but bought Hershey's caramel sauce and it was perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used the Caramel Sauce recipe for a cheesecake and it came out perfectly. This caramel sauce did not taste grainy like other caramel sauces sometimes do. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was okay- nothing earth shattering- easy and had a beautiful presentation- but you have to LOVE angel food food to LOVE this one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My whole family LOVES this cake. My sister-in-law made this for us for our anniversary. Since then my husband requested it for both his birthday and father's day. It makes a lot of caramel sauce. Read More