But here is the caramel cake that resulted from that one time when from this Girl listened to Pinterest instead of her Granny.
A few weeks ago I pinned a caramel cake from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I finally decided to make it this weekend and asked Granny if she would help me out, mainly because I've attempted Caramel Cakes before and failed miserably (see Going Nutty).
This cake has actual caramel in the cake and not just icing. Creating the caramel syrup for the cake proved to be a little harder than I expected. Granny quickly noted that the syrup was getting too dark. Nonsense I said. The recipe said it should turn dark.
But never one to give up easily I pressed on to let my burned syrup cool and prep the rest of the cake.
Granny took a look at the ingredients procedures and asked, "is this a pound cake?"
Did I listen to Granny? Of course not! I removed Granny's towel, removed the cakes from the pans and put them on a rack. Granny shrugged it off.
I then started to make the caramel frosting. I constantly stirred the brown sugar, half & half mixture to keep it from sticking to the pot. Granny scolded "Stop that constant stirring!" Did I listen to Granny? Of Course not!
Peabody's recipe said to heat the frosting to 235. So like any Girl who had just burned her last caramel syrup I turned off the heat when it reached 230...it would keep cooking, right?
Granny asked why I turned it off and told me the frosting was not ready yet. She said she could look at the way it looked in the pot and on the spoon and know when it was ready.
|And I still don't see it!|
|Still beating, and still not the right consistency!|
So we frosted our dry cake and then watched as the frosting slid right back off the cake.
There's only one word that could describe this atrocity: DRY!