Carmel Layer Cake

This past weekend I brought my Cooking Light magazine down to my Mom's house, I tried their 2 months trial and didn't like it. She happened to mention she wanted to get a subscription, so I brought my copies to her. She was paging through and said "Yum this looks good!" I looked at the picture and couldn't agree better. I copied the recipe really quick.

When Adam told me he was having a pot-luck I knew I had to make good food, his co-workers think I am an AWESOME cook, can't let them down. I thought I would try this recipe. This was my first ever all by myself homemade cake. It was very simple and that fear of cake making is long over!

Carmel Layer Cake (From: Cooking Light June 07 issue)


  • 1 T. cake flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 7 T. butter, softened
  • ½ c. egg substitute
  • 2 c. cake flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 c. fat-free milk


  • ½ c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 (14 oz.) condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350.

To prepare cake, coat 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Lightly coat wax paper with cooking spray; dust pans with 1 T. flour. Set aside.

Place 1 c. light brown sugar and 7 T. butter in large mixing bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 3 minutes or until well blended. Add egg substitute to sugar mixture; beat well. Lightly spoon 2 c. flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ¼ t. salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with 1 c. milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Spoon batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Remove wax paper; discard. Cool cakes completely on wire rack.

To prepare frosting, combine ½ c. dark brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly.

Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/3 c. frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.


Mom said...

Can't wait to hear how this was. It looks amazingly delicious!

Kayte said...

this looks incredible!!