In preparation for my daughters birthday I have been on the hunt for good from scratch cake recipes. She wants me to make a from scratch cake. She said what I make is always better than anything we could get out of a box! Wow! So sweet and what a confidence boost.
Little does she know that I am winging it most of the time. I have beautiful accidents. I am not so good with recipes, that is why I am always adapting things! So....my back up plan was to have my husband pick a Duncan Hines Mix up while he was in the states. So I am trying out recipes and testing cakes.
Today we had some friends visiting from the states so I made this white sheet cake for their visit. I made a few changes to the icing and made a caramel icing instead.
It was a big hit. I also took this cake to a seminar and it was gone beforeI could even taste it. So I took that as a good sign. This is a great contender.
Here is my recipe for the caramel frosting.
1 cup butter
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
melt butter in pot, add the milk, then sugar and remaining ingredients. hen everything is melted. Pour over your cake and let set. If it is too runny add more sugar until the mixture is thick so that it will set nicely.