Winston Churchill

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gooey Caramel Cake

Here's another Pinterest post that stopped me in my tracks.  The thought of a Gooey Caramel Cake sounds divine! Probably especially so since I've been dieting for the last month and am missing goodies like this big time right now. 

Anyway, I had to take a minute to add this one to my list of recipes to try.  Doesn't it just make your mouth water thinking about it?  :)

Found Here
Gooey Caramel Cake


For the cake:
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups sifted self-rising flour
1-cup milk
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
1 cup butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
16 oz confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake:  Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans. Cream butter and sugar about 10 minutes until fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until mixed.  Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour.  Divide batter equally among prepared pans.  Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
For the filling:In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in   vanilla.
Remove cake layers from oven and invert one of the cakes onto plate. Pierce cake layer with a fork over entire surface. Spread 1/3 of filling on cake layer. Repeat the process with the second and third layer.  
For the frosting:  Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat with a hand-held electric mixer until it reaches a spreading consistency.
Recipe from: sugarbananas

Friday, March 1, 2013

Six-Pack March

Here's an abdominal challenge for anyone who's trying to get in shape.  I'm doing this calendar and hope I can at least firm up my soft and jiggly baby tummy by the end of the month.  Come on and give it a try with me!  :)