Bobby’s Caramel Cake

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Bobby’s Caramel Cake Bobby’s Caramel Cake


Difficulty: Moderate

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For the cake:
1-cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
3 cups sifted self-rising flour
1-cup milk
1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the filling: 
1-cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/4-cup milk
1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the frosting:
1/2-cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3-cup heavy cream, or more if needed
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts, optional


 

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Directions

For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans. Using electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add granulated sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4-inches above counter dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

For the filling:

While cake is baking, 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 allow cake to remain in pans as you prepare to stack and fill. Remove first layer and invert onto cake plate. Pierce cake layer with a toothpick over entire surface. Spread 1/3 of filling mixture on cake layer. Top with second layer, repeat process. Top with last layer and repeat process again.

* Cook’s Note: As I stack layers together, I stick them with toothpicks to prevent cake from shifting.

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. At this time it may be necessary to add a tablespoon of heavy cream, or more, if frosting gets too thick. Just be sure to add cream is small amounts because you can always “add to”, but you can’t take away. Frost cake and sprinkle top with chopped nuts, if desired.

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Best cake every!!!

By alicia on June 25, 2013

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I made this and it was very good! Not to mention I love carmel! Omg, have to say it again, it was really really good!

By Traci on June 11, 2012

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Ilove all of your recipes!!!! Especially the desserts!!!! Ihave three of your cookbooks and I enjoy making new dishes. May God coninue to bless you and your family...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY!!!!!!!

By Andrea Simmons on May 30, 2012

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This was awesome, my family loved it. Caramel cake is my favorite so this recipe will certainly be used over and over again. Thank you very much for sharing this and all of the other tasteful recipes.

By nannette on May 29, 2012

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Made cake this morning for family dinner. It was a smash with everybody! Yum Yum it is delicious,a keeper!

By Jeffrey Fish on April 29, 2012

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Happy Birthday and many more.Love watching all of you.

By Maxine Thorpe on April 29, 2012

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Happy Birthday Bobby Deen. Bet ya Mama wishes you were still sixteen!!!!

By Anonymous on April 28, 2012

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Hi Paula; Love you and your show! Food Network is my favorite thing to watch my boyfriend makes fun of me because i watch it so much he says i should b a great cook but in fact i really dont like to cook that much!I just love to watch you i love your southern accent and you always brighten my day! Also love Bobby and Jamie and your adorable grandson Jack. Please send birthday wishes to Bobby! I would love to watch his show but i dont have the Cooking Channel.Keep cooking and laughing your so entertaining! Love Paula

By paula silvers on April 28, 2012

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY. MAY GOD GIVE YOU MANY MORE. DIANE/FROM VIRGINIA

By Anonymous on April 28, 2012

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Happy Birthday, Bobby!!! Love anything caramel....Can't wait to try this one!!! My daughters & I make lots of y'alls' recipes. Been watching you, Paula, since you first came on Food Network! Dying to get to Savannah to visit the Lady & Sons & Uncle Bubba's!

By Vicky VanDeWoestyne on April 28, 2012

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Paula ran across a recipe for a wonderful cake.... the icing is what makes it. Bake a white cake in round layers. The filling is 1 box of vanilla pudding, a can of crushed pineapple and a tub of whip cream. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

By KATHY FERRELL on April 28, 2012

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Great cake recipe. Happy Birthday Bobby!

By JoAnn Jennings on April 28, 2012

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Love your show I am so sorry to hear to that you have diabetes. I just wanted to let know that my daughters and myself watch you all the time. Are you going to be making any more of Paula's Party. I really loved that show. I hope Bobby has a great birthday and enjoys his cake. The girls and I will be making this cake looks really GOOD !!!!

By Angelia Lax on April 28, 2012

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Happy birthday Bobby! I love your dhow! Today is the first day I watched this! Diana

By Diana on April 28, 2012

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BOBBY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

By Katherine Short on April 28, 2012

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOBBY. We're having a big family reunion in Talladega, Alabama June 23rd Why don't you, Mama Paula and the gang come on over and join us.

By Beverly Frederick on April 28, 2012

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY!!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on April 28, 2012

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happy birthday bobby!

By Anonymous on April 28, 2012

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Happy birthday , To bobby Deen From Thelma Jones in Okeechobee F,L

By Anonymous on April 28, 2012

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Happy Birthday Bobby!

By Linda McClain on April 28, 2012

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