caramel cake-- the old fashioned kind - Oh, this takes me back to when a friend and I tried making caramel icing from her mom's recipe.... geez louise, we wasted so much sugar trying to get it juuuust right!!
ISO the best old fashioned Southern Caramel Cake Recipe Home Cooking Chowhound-This is my dad's mother's caramel frosting. 2c dk brown sugar, 1 stick butter, and 1/2 cup cream or milk (I use either). Boil gently to the soft ball stage or 238* on candy thermometer. Let cool just a little bit then add 1 tsp vanilla and beat until it starts to look less shiny then quickly dump it onto the cake and spread.