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Sep 27, 2008 09:38 AM

So Carolina Caramel Cake

Oneal Hampton was waxing raphsodic the other day on his blog podcast about his grandmother's South Carolina Caramel Cake that she'd make for his daddy's birthday every October. I swear, when that man talks about food....!

Anybody's South Carolina grandmother have a recipe to share? sounds delicious. I searched here, but only came up with caramel icing. Can anyone tell me more about this regional cake favorite?

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  1. In Alabama a caramel cake is a yellow layer cake with caramel icing. I'm sure I can scare up a great recipie for you.

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    1. re: thevirginian

      further description reveals it to be a caramel POUND cake. I found many recipes but they combine shortening and butter. I do not use shortneing. Could I use all butter?

      1. re: toodie jane

        As I recall, Saveur had a recipe awhile ago. I bet you could find it on the website. BTW, I think you could use all butter. A lot of old recipes call for shortening as a cost saving measure.