Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2-1/3 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
- 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk (batter will be thick). Transfer to prepared pan.
- 3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 4. For icing, in a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and cream; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool 5-10 minutes. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Reviews for Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing
"I'm not sure if it was the modification I made to the baking time (I had a dark pan and had to reduce the baking temp and bake it longer), but my cake was not as moist as I was hoping for and ended up with a very hard shell around it. I have to say the batter was yummy! I did like the icing; it had a nice maple flavor. I may buy an aluminum pan and try again; it just wasn't the crowd pleaser I thought it would be."
"delicious! I made this cake for our monthly birthday celebration at work and it was a hit! It is a delicious moist cake."
"Easy to follow recipe and flavorful, fluffy, moist cake! Now a family favorite."
"I've been using this recipe for the past 3 years. It's always a crowd pleaser. Last year, my dear old dad had the nerve to request sifted flour. So I took the hint and reduced the flour by 2/3 cups. Instead of dense and moist, I got springy and moist. Still rave reviews. I also increase the vanilla to 2 tsps. I butter and flour the pan with no sticking. I'm taking this bad boy to the work pot luck in the morning!"
"This cake is delicious, but when I made it as directed, it stuck to the pan. Because I am serving it to company, I made it again, and the same thing happened. I used a no stick bundt pan and sprayed it with Bakers Joy. Any suggestions for next time?"
"This was amazing! My grandson loves caramel. He loved this cake and glaze. It was moist and not too sweet. I used 2 tsps vanilla."
"Excellent moist cake."
"Addendum to my review. The cake did stick to the pan - my fault. I should have greased and floured pan instead of using spray. The taste of the cake was good but it was very dry. I baked it for the minimum time - 45 minutes but 40 would have been plenty. It tastes like more of a coffee cake. Would have been great if there was cinnamon running through it and a streussel topping."
"Love this cake! It stays moist until the last piece!"
"This tastes wonderful but it stuck to the pan. Going to serve it anyway."
"I've made this cake several times, and my family really enjoys it. I've used both buttermilk, and buttermilk substitute, and it tastes exactly the same, so don't worry if you don't have any buttermilk on hand, just use the milk and vinegar. Yummy icing!"
"This cake is so easy to make and delicious! The frosting tastes like a maple bar!"
"This is my most prized cake recipe. I have been making it for several years and EVERYONE who eats this cake LOVES it. My family gets excited each time I make it. It's perfect for an adult birthday cake too. The frosting is the best part (like toffee) and the cake is always moist, with just the right amount of flavor. This cake is even better warmed up the next day. By the way, it's 1 tsp baking soda."
"This is my most prized cake recipe. I have been making it for several years and EVERYONE who eats this cake LOVES it. My family gets excited each time I make it. It's perfect for an adult birthday cake too. The frosting is the best part (like toffee) and the cake is always moist, with just the right amount of flavor. This cake is even better warmed up the next day."
"I loved the flavor of this cake, but I had a problem with the cake falling and not cooking all the way--even after 55 minutes in the oven. I'm trying it again, though, just to see if I get different results. I noticed that the card I clipped from the magazine calls for just 1 teaspoon of baking soda but this online recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon baking powder. I'll try it according to this online version! Hoping for better results!"
"Absolutely delicious! So moist, and the caramel icing is wonderful."
"Made this for a church potluck and it was delicious. The flavors are wonderful and the cake is dense and moist."
"Really a lovely flavor on this one. It is moister the second day. Th icing is almost like a light fudge. My daughter entered this into our county fair and won a ribbon this year."