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This recipe for delicious caramel cake is courtesy of Dr. Maya Angelou and can be found in her cookbook, "Hallelujah."

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007



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  • cakengiftsindia
    11 MAY, 2017
    I would like to thankyou for given this beautiful recipe. It was fascinating!!!!! I fell very oblioged to you for given this too simple recipe. Some Super Delicious Cakes related to this also given on Sites :
  • rm-rm7
    15 MAR, 2017
    can these be made into cupcakes? :)
  • johnny yash
    19 JAN, 2014
    The recipe for the cake itself is fantastic thanks you ^^
  • Faith Lynn
    25 AUG, 2013
    The recipe for the cake itself is fantastic - but not too sure about the frosting and caramel sauce...
  • SousZQchef
    30 MAR, 2012
    I used all of the caramel syrup (3 cups) and only half a cup of sugar and although it made the batter more soupy but the cake turned out more caramely and moist in the end. I also frosted it with Martha Stewart Chocolate Ganache Frosting and sprinkle dit with salt for a counterpoint. It was AMAZING!
  • dude123
    25 OCT, 2011
    For me this cake was disgusting , it tasted like pure sugar eaten with a spoon. It's waaaaay too sweet , especially the caramel frosting , but if you still want to make this cake i suggest using half of the frosting or just as much as you need to cover the top and sides of cake. Don't get me wrong , I like sweet desserts like meringue , dulce de leche or pecan pie , but compared to this cake they are not sweet at all. It would be tasty if it doesn't have this overwhelming amount of sugar.
  • sweetthanz
    1 OCT, 2011
    I've made this cake twice and plan to make it again for a potluck and work. I had never tasted a caramel cake until making this one. Absolutely delicious. My family loves it. I've also tried several other recipes from Dr. Angelou's cookbook. Her stories are wonderful as well.
  • zara123
    7 JUL, 2011
    Love this cake! I make it with the syrup, or with out for an amazing yellow cake. For those who think its too sweet, just don't add the caramel syrup.
  • sarahk_211
    30 JUL, 2010
    It's not my favorite cake but it was still very tasty.
  • JFisch
    15 JUN, 2010
    I've made this cake numerous times - I highly recommend altering the syrup recipe. Instead of one cup of water, use a half cup. Wait until all the sugar has carmelized before adding the water. This will make it thicker. Also - the frosting recipe is not enough for a 3 layer cake - you might consider doubling it. And yes, this is a sweet cake.... as cakes are supposed to be sweet.

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