Tips to a Homemade Caramel Cake Recipe

If you have a great caramel cake recipe that you’ve just been itching to try but are totally stumped about where to begin, these tips will help you out.

Being a beginner in the cake making world is no excuse not to try caramel cake if you want to.

However, you do need to get some inside information to help the cake making process go more quickly.

Here are some ideas to help you out.

1. Using this cake recipe from scratch involves lots of heat and lots of stickiness.

It can easily get on your hands if you aren’t careful.

It’s best to keep a pot of ice water nearby. When, not if, you get some on your skin, plunge it quickly into the water.

The ice will help cool the burn, and it will also cause the caramel to come off easier.

2. You have to heat caramel super hot, and it’s best if your heat is totally even.

It’s best to use heavy metal pots that aren’t lined with non-stick surfaced. Cast iron works great for this task!

3. Don’t actually stir liquid caramel compounds when you mix sugar and water.

The tiny granules of sugar will start to stick to one another and the spatula.

Instead, tilt the pan from side to side to ensure that everything gets mixed up.

4. You need to use refined sugar to make caramel.

You can make caramel-like substances with other sugar substitutes, but they won’t be just like sugar caramel.

Beet sugar and cane sugar both work pretty well as long as they don’t contain any impurities.

5. If you burn your caramel, which you probably will once or twice, you’re going to have to start over.

Sometimes it’s easier to get it un-stuck from the pan by adding in more water and letting the pan simmer clean.

You can still use your caramel cake recipe, but you’ll have to wait on another batch of caramel!

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