From Grandma’s Country Kitchen — Caramel Cake/Caramel Syrup/Caramel Icing

Excitement was in the air each and every time Grandma made these recipes.


1/2 cup shortening

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cold water

1 tablespoon caramel syrup

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly. Add the beaten eggs. Sift the flour once before measuring. Mix and sift flour, salt and baking powder. Add alternately with the water and caramel syrup which have been mixed together.


2 cups sugar

3/4 cup hot water

Melt and caramelize the sugar. Add the hot water and cook until the lumps are dissolved.


4 tablespoons caramel syrup

4 tablespoons butter

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat the caramel syrup and butter together. Mix with the powdered sugar, adding cream to thin the mixture until of the right consistency to spread. Add vanilla and spread on cake.

Looking over the recipe for the cake, I realize there is no baking temperature. I suggest you bake accordingly.

Have a day full of laughter!

Laurie Jackson

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