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post #16 of 24
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Thank you addietx. Do you think the recipe I posted will be a good one to use? I really doubt the store will have caramel boxed mixes.
post #17 of 24
Found this when I did a search.

http://www.cakemixdoctor.com/recipes/what_kind/cakes/banana_cake_with_quick_caramel.php


Quick Caramel Frosting

8 tablespoons (one stick butter)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 whole milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place the butter and the brown sugars in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a boil, about two minutes. Add the milk, stir and bring the mixture back to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until the frosting is smooth.

2. Use immediately (while still warm) to frost the cake of your choice or the frosting will harden. If it does harden while you are frosting the cake, simply place the pan back over low heat and stir until the frosting softens up.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by addietx


In the Cake Mix Doctor book, I think it has a recipe for Caramel Cake and frosting.



My cake doctor book is the chocolate one .. and it has the frosting but no cake. It's pretty much the same recipe you posted, just 1/2 cup light and 1/2 cup dark brown sugar. I am only going to buy one. Should I get light or dark?
post #19 of 24
I don't think it's too strong to use as a simple syrup. Then again, I like intense flavors. I could drink almond extract. (Ok, slight exaggeration there!)

If they don't have the caramel cake mix, then just use a yellow (preferrably not white) cake mix and add the coffee creamer. I have had success using the powdered creamer in cake mix, but not the liquid. Liquid is great for cake balls though! icon_wink.gif Just don't add the powdered stuff to your icing. Yuk. It makes it grainy and add. (Or, if you want to use it, dissolve it in a little water first!!) Good luck!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #20 of 24
I have used that caramel icing before and it is delicious. BUT GET dark AND light! It makes it the perfect color and flavor. It is not an icing to spread and decorate with. It is the kind you drizzle or pour on. But I would think that would be yummy with some BC decorations. Have fun! I LOVE aramel cakes and frostings!
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post #21 of 24
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Yeah that one .. what about the cake that goes with it? I looked on her site but could not find it.
post #22 of 24
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http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_14204,00.html

Nevermind. The cake mix doctor just uses white cake. icon_sad.gif
post #23 of 24
Shaina, it's ok to use the white mix. It's not really a problem at all. I just know when I want a flavor like caramel, in my head the yellow enhances it better than the white. But I use white for many things. Of course, I never do it with just the egg whites. To me that's too dry. You can use either really! No worries! If Anne likes it, chances are it's pretty kick butt!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well I'm off to the store. Melvira -- she just uses white cake. No caramel. Gotta pay twice as much as I would wal mart. sigh.

Thanks again everyone!
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