This week on The Splendid Table, Jane and Michael Stern visited Poe Boy Kitchen in Nashville, TN and raved about the carmel cake. I haven’t had caramel cake in probably 20 years. My Aunt Nollie Mae used to make one for Easter. I could remember the taste of the super sweet frosting.
Hearing about good caramel cake on the radio, I became determined that I was going to bake a caramel cake. I realize now why no one other than my Aunt Nollie May made caramel cake. It’s giant pain in the butt.
I worked off of two separate recipes. This one for the cake, and this one for the frosting.
The frosting has this unique characteristic of letting the sugar crystallize and the crystals add a touch of “crunch” to the frosting, in strong contrast to the moist but simple cake.
Eat your hearts out.
September 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm
I HATE YOU!!!
September 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm
You LOVE me. We should make one when we’re visiting! It was so good.