Brown Sugar Cake with Salted Caramel Dip
 
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A simple brown sugar cake with salted caramel sauce.
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Recipe type: cake
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2¼ cups flour
FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tabespoon coarse sea salt or fleur de sel
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and sour cream and mix well.
  2. Add vanilla, salt, and baking powder, and mix well.
  3. Add milk alternately with flour, mixing until incorporated.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:
  6. Melt butter in a heavy 2-3 qt. saucepan, over high heat.
  7. Add brown sugar, and stir. Add cream slowly, stirring.
  8. Bring to a boil, and boil 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  9. Remove from heat and add salt. Serve warm.
  10. Store in refrigerator. If needed, microwave for 30-60 seconds to warm before serving.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2013/03/27/brown-sugar-cake-with-salted-caramel-dip-2/