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.
This cake is a favorite of friends and family. The cake is moist and delicious, the frosting tates like candy, and the presentation is worthy of holidays and other special occasions.
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.