Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brown Sugar Cake with Caramel Butter Cream Frosting

The other day I got the urge to make a cake.  There really wasn't anything in particular to celebrate, I just felt like creating something beautiful and that tasted even better.  I had the day to myself, which meant flour and butter scattered over the counters and the hum of the mixer going pretty much going non-stop.  I wanted to bake a cake that had a fall look and feel, so I settled on Martha Stewart's Brown-Sugar Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream Frosting.  Typically when it comes to cake I love chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, but I felt like baking a cake that was more reminiscent of fall, and this proved to be the perfect match. The cake was moist and had a subtle caramel taste (thanks to the dark brown sugar) and the butter cream icing had the perfect infusion of caramel goodness, not too sweet like traditional butter cream frostings.  

A Few Things: This cake took a good five hours to prepare from start to finish, but I think it was well-worth it.  The majority of the time was spent using a mixer. If you have a few hours to spare go for it, I don't think you will be disappointed.   

*All photographs by Alison 

25 comments:

  1. It looks soooo delicious!

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    xoxo

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  2. Beautiful photos!!! ANd it looks amazing!! How much butter did you use? I need to check it out. I just made a pink lemonade one because my daughter really wanted to....but it had too much butter and I swore I would never do another cake like that.....

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    1. Way too much! In total 8 sticks of butter...this was a treat definitely not something to eat every day!
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      Alison

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  3. Wow, this looks beautiful and delicious! My birthday is coming up and usually, I'm Miss Chocolate-chocolate-chocolate, but I like the fall feeling of this!

    Rachel
    How Bout Some Cake?

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  4. Oh my... you had me at caramel frosting.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. I really really want cake now!:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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  6. Omigoodness. That looks heavenly.
    Also, just wanted to let you know that my blog's giving away a gorgeous burgundy leather and gold bracelet and that I really want to give it to you! Hope you get a chance to enter the giveaway and win (:

    xx Amber
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  7. oh my a huge congrats, it is stunning!!!

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  8. wow! that looks delicious and absolutely dangerous :)


    xxx
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  9. Ooh delicious!!! great photos:)

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  10. Whoaaa sooo delicious looking!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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  11. Oh wow this is beyond amazing! This looks so scrumptious!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  12. Can I have that piece of cake please!!!! Great photos :)

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  13. Gosh this looks so delicious!! Five hours is a good amount of time...but it really looks amazing!!! I hope it tastes as wonderful as I imagine it to taste!
    xo,
    nancy

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  14. Holy yum, this came out amazing! And it looks totally profesh...I'm super impressed!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  15. my mouth is watering! I wish I had a piece of that cake right now!

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  16. OMG that looks so delicious!
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    Allison
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  17. It looks more than yummy ;) Loving those pictures!

    xx
    Virginie/ Style Reload

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  18. I want the urge to make a cake just because! looks delicious!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  19. it looks delicious... creamy... yummi :D

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  20. It look elegant....and yummy!!
    xoxo
    Eleonor

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  21. This looks incredible!! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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