Patti's Caramel Cake

This cake takes a while to prepare, but it is well worth it! I pour cake batter into a sheet pan but it's also great done as a 2-layer cake.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 (16.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Caramel Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Blend cake mix, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter, eggs, and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract in a blender until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

  4. Heat 1/2 cup butter, light brown sugar, and dark brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and return to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and spoon confectioners' sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, into mixture using a wooden spoon, stirring after each addition until frosting is smooth. Spread frosting over cake.

Cook's Note:

If frosting gets hard while your working with it, just place it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it's a consistency you want. It will harden on the cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.