Do you always shy away from making caramel frosting for your cake? No worries here-- this is the easiest caramel frosting ever. It takes its time firming up, so there's no need to rush while frosting the layers.
1 (4.5-oz.) package dark chocolate-covered almonds, halved (we tested with Dove)
How to Make It
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8" round cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 26 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and chill cake layers at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. (This step enables you to split layers with ease.)
Using a serrated knife, slice cake layers in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer on a cake plate. Spread with 1/2 cup Whipped Cream Caramel Frosting. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 layers. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting. Decorate cake with broken toffee bars and chocolate-covered almonds. Store in refrigerator.
I have to agree with Lygia. The frosting is WAY TOO sweet. I did follow Lygia's advice to cook the caramel long enough to melt the sugar so the caramel was smooth but the powdered sugar did not incorporate smoothly. I added enough whipping cream to get the frosting to a spreadable consistency. The frosting was delicious but after about 3 or 4 bites, you've had enough. I am going to try cutting the caramel mixture in half and using whipped cream to expand the frosting, hopefully keeping the yummy caramel flavor but cutting the sugar content. Or I would use this on mini cupcakes. The cake was nothing special, though.
cake good. frosting, ICK! wayyyyy tooo sweet. the instructions should specify cooking the sugar until it's melted. I folllowed the instructions and I had crunchy frosting. not making the frosting again. the cake was good, dense cake.
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