This is the absolute best Southern cake recipe ever. A friend of mine gave me this, and said her momma from Georgia gave it to her. We call it 'Nasty Cake' because it is so good, but has so many calories. This is not for those trying to watch their weight! Use a deep cake pan.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare batter and bake cake as directed on the package.

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  • About 5 minutes before the cake is finished baking, melt the butter in a large saucepan to allow for foaming, and stir in the evaporated milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, and stir in the corn syrup and sugar. Bring back to a boil, stir to dissolve sugar, turn off the heat, and add the baking soda. Stir continuously until the baking soda is mixed in and stops foaming, about 2 minutes.

  • Remove the cake from the oven, and poke holes in the hot cake with a butter knife or the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the syrup over the hot cake, and let cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 60.9g; fat 12g; cholesterol 26.4mg; sodium 418.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
The kids really loved this cake. I didn't get a chance to taste it so I'm going off of the kids review:) Must have been really good since it didn't last long around here. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2009
i made this today because i was bored. looking at the title and steps of the recipie i can tell that not much thought was put into this. It also tasted bad. not as the details rave about it. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2009
i made this today because i was bored. looking at the title and steps of the recipie i can tell that not much thought was put into this. It also tasted bad. not as the details rave about it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2009
The title says it all. Sorry not for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
The kids really loved this cake. I didn't get a chance to taste it so I'm going off of the kids review:) Must have been really good since it didn't last long around here. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2014
Nothing really very special about this it's just an extra-moist boxed cake. Fine but nothing earth-shattering. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2016
Yucky cake is more like it. If you think this is the best cake out of GA you are sadly mistaken. I will not be making this again because about 3/4 of it went to the trash. Read More
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