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  • Snack Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

    filed under: Cakes on May 22, 2017

    This Snack Cake is perfect for cravings… when you want to whip up a quick and delicious treat just for you and your loved ones to share. This Snack Cake with Caramel Frosting is as easy as it is satisfying!

    Piece of warm yellow cake covered in Caramel frosting!

    This recipe is inspired by my White Snack Cake. I happened to be shopping at ALDI when inspiration hit… and I have to tell you, being at ALDI is a great place to get inspired! I made my way to the baking section and found everything I would need to make this yellow snack cake a reality.

    All of the Baker's Corner ingredients needed to make a cake!

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    So what does this cake taste like? It’s a delicate yellow cake with a dense crumb. The Salted Caramel frosting is made with brown sugar which adds a nice contrast in flavor to the yellow cake. One of the best things about this cake is the ingredients… they are simple. But when you use the best quality ingredients, like Baker’s Corner, you can create something magical!

    Snack Cake

        Ingredients

        • 3 eggs (160g), room temperature
        • 1/2 c (113g) Countryside Creamery butter, softened
        • 1 c (200g) Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar
        • 1 1/2 c (180g) cups Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour
        • 2 tsp. Baker’s Corner corn starch
        • 2 tsp. Baker’s Corner baking powder
        • 1/2 c (123g) Friendly Farms whole milk, room temperature

        Instructions

        1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare 8x8 square pan with butter and flour or baking spray.
        2. Beat butter at medium speed with a hand-held mixer until creamy, roughly 3-4 minutes.
        3. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
        4. Sift together flour, corn starch, and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
        5. Beat eggs with a fork and then gently fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
        6. Bake at 350° for 35-38 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
        7. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes

        Quick Caramel Frosting

            Ingredients

            • 1 c (200g) firmly packed Baker’s Corner dark brown sugar
            • 1 c (226g) Countryside Creamery butter
            • 1/3 c (80g) Friendly Farms heavy cream
            • 4 c (500g) Baker’s Corner powdered sugar, sifted

            Instructions

            1. Bring first 2 ingredients to a rolling boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly.
            2. Stir in cream, and return to a boil; remove from heat. Pour into the bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar at medium speed, using whisk attachment; beat 7 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately.
            3. Sprinkle frosted cake with sea salt.
            This cake is nestled into a 8x8 baking pan and perfectly shows the brilliant crumb and beautiful texture of a Snack Cake!
            Here is a video on how I made this cake:

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            Couple questions. Step 4 in the cake directions says stir in the milk. Where? The sugar mixture? That doesn’t sound right since the next step says add flour alternating with milk.

            For the frosting, where do I add salt so it can be salted caramel?

              Sorry, that was awkwardly worded. I fixed it! Just alternate milk with flour.
              Adding salt to the top of the cake after you have frosted it is where the salt comes in. 🙂

                Thank you. I’m going to bake this.

            Hi!… the ingredients say corn starch but in the picture apear baking soda…

              Hi! The ingredients in the picture are not what to follow… just follow the recipe. 🙂

            Hi ,I think you’ve to decrease the amount of powder sugar as it is too much . it’s not my first time to make frosting for a cake but it turns to be like the biscuits’s under cheese cake and too sugary
            Thanks for your amazing recipes ❤️

              Yes, please feel free to adjust the recipe to your specific tastes!

            My husband is a chocolate cake fanatic! Would I be able to make this in a chocolate version and keep it as easy? Any guidelines for doing so?

            This snack cake looks super! It would be breakfast, snack, and dessert cake for me and my boys! Love the caramel and overall simple beauty of this, Amanda! ????

            I love all your recipes I would like to try
            your vanilla cake with salted caramel frosting
            Recipe instead of cake as cupcakes
            Do I have to alter anything ?
            Instead of salt on top of frosting I will add
            Hersey salted caramel chips
            Thank you

            Well, this looks delicious! Just pinned it to make next weekend!

            I love snack cakes Amanda! And salted caramel is my favorite. Tucking this one away for sure!

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