Instead of buying a boxed cake mix, use a few common ingredients from your pantry and fridge to bake this scrumptious dessert. The icing on this cake is a cooked icing, rather than one that made from powdered sugar and shortening creamed together. This is one of the easy recipes for beginners that always works. Smart Recipes, American Recipes, Eggs Recipes, Recipes Eggs American Caramel Cake Caramel Cake Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT50M Serves 10 Ingredients: 6 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Butter 4 Large Eggs 3 Cups Self-Rising Flour 3 Cups Buttermilk 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Vegetable Shortening 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans. For cake: In a bowl, add 1 cup of butter and with a mixer, beat until fluffy. Add 2 cups of sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly, add flour, alternately with 1 cup of buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into prepared cake pans about ¾ full. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cakes from the oven and place onto the wire racks to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Carefully, invert the cakes onto wire rack to cool completely before icing. Meanwhile, for icing: In a large nonstick pan, add 2 cups of buttermilk, 4 cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, shortening and baking soda and cook until the temperature of the mixture reaches 235-245 degrees, swirling the pan continuously. Remove from heat and with a wooden spoon, beat until smooth and creamy. Spread icing over cooled cakes and serve.

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