Southern Style Caramel Cake
3 cups sugar
1.5 cups shortening
3 cups plain flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1.5 tsp. vanilla
1.5 cups milk
Cream sugar and shortening until smooth.
Add all other ingredients and beat for 5 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in 3 round
cake pans that have been greased and floured.
Let cakes cool before icing.
Caramel Cake Icing
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 14 oz. can Eagle Brand milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine all ingredients in saucepan and cook
2 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and
bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool until fairly thick
and just warm. Pour over cakes and assemble layers.
Keep piling icing back onto cake with knife until
*Hint: Dip your knife in a glass of room temperature water as
you are icing cake; this keeps the icing smooth so it won’t
get “grainy” looking.