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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Caramel Frosting:

Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

  • 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

366 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 52.8g 17% DV; fat 16g 25% DV; cholesterol 66.9mg 22% DV; sodium 298mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition