If you are looking for the perfect frosting for your caramel cake, you are in the right place. This is fully homemade and super tasty. You caramelize the sugar yourself, so you are in control of your own destiny. So get your cake ready, frosting is headed your way!
Man oh man, I haven’t even been blogging for a year yet and I am already posting my second caramel frosting! I think I may have a problem! Oh well, I can’t help it. Besides, this one was assigned to me (sort of!)
I have been wanting to make a caramel cake for a while now and the opportunity finally presented itself. This was the perfect excuse to kill two birds with one stone.
To be honest with you, this icing was not the easiest to work with. The instructions were very precise.
Not to mention the fact that when I started spreading it, the frosting was very loose. Almost a thick glaze. I thought there would be no chance it would stay on the sides of the cake and I was going to end up with a trifle.
The next thing I knew, it went the other way and was so thick it didn’t spread smoothly. The top of my cake looked so glossy until that stage, then as I tried to bring it all together I ended up with a rougher finish.
Next time I know to work faster and I think I could do better(though honestly even the picture on Southern Living’s website has a textured finish). It definitely isn’t the fluffy forgiving frosting I usually make, but somehow I managed to get the job done.
In an age of smooth fondant covered cakes, this one has a much different look. It is definitely not the fluffy forgiving frosting I normally make, but it is a delicious dense frosting that melded perfectly with the cake it was meant to go on.
The flavor is actually REALLY good and I was very happy with the finished cake, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to see the rest!
If you aren’t planning to make a layered caramel cake, but still want to make this yummy frosting don’t despair. It would be fabulous over a pound cake baked in a simple tube pan.
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!