****PLEASE NOTE: I CAN'T GET THE CAPS LOCK TO TURN OFF! I REALLY AM NOT TRYING TO SHOUT.****
So I have a favorite cake recipe, and I have decided to share it with you today. I know, it is spring time. Everyone is looking to eat healthier, exercise, loose weight (myself included), but today I woke up thinking about my most favorite Caramel Cake. I got the recipe originally from Martha Stewart Living. You can view the original link here:
This cake is the sweetest, most delicious cake. My husband has made it for my birthday for the past 3 years. Trust me, even if you don't like caramel, YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray, line each with a parchment paper round, and spray again. Set pans aside.
Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue to beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in syrup.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Beat eggs until foamy in another bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir into cake batter until well combined.
Divide cake batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake until cakes spring back when gently touched in the center, about 25 minutes. If cakes do not spring back, return to oven and continue cooking about 10 minutes more.
Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto a wire rack and remove parchment paper round. Let cakes cool to room temperature before frosting.
Place four strips of parchment paper around perimeter of a serving plate or lazy susan. Place the first layer on the cake plate. Spread the top of the first layer with frosting. Top with the remaining layer, bottom-side up. Spread entire cake with frosting; remove parchment paper strips. Serve cake drizzled with any remaining caramel syrup.
I hope that you bookmark this link and try it at least once. I was planning on posting a cute DIY today, but due to the rain, it might have to weight until this weekend...