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Caramel Sheet Cake

Some recipes invoke memories. This is one of them.
It is not necessary to purchase new books for reading. I remember my neighbor always used to tell. He used to buy second hand books for the roadside vendor. Be it National Geography, Readers Digest, Lifestyle magazines. Both he & and his wife were into reading all kind of books. And me I used to borrow from them.Why I am telling you all this. Well, I was surfing my recipe book. And I came across this recipe which I had copied years ago from one magazine. It invoked too many memories. And , I thought about sharing with you.

His sudden death few years back was a shock for our entire family. He was a good son, husband & father to three wonderful kids. Sometimes it makes me wonder about the ways of Allah. Can only pray for his maghfirat.
This cake is flavored with pure vanilla extract. And topped with caramel icing.  Easy to prepare as no special ingredients are required.
A sure treat for those who love anything caramel .


1cup flour
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt

115 gm butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2  cup water

1/ 4 cup butter milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp heap Soda bi carb

For the frosting
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter
2  cup powder sugar ( use more if  necessary, we want spreading consistency)
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cake.
  1. Mix flour , sugar & salt (I). Keep aside
  2. In a separate bowl heat butter over a medium heat. Add water & stir well. Remove, add in vanilla & keep aside.
  3. Add this mixture to the prepare dry mixture (I) till smooth
  4. Now in a separate bowl mix together butter milk, whisked egg & soda (III)
  5. Add it to the butter & flour batter & mix till smooth.
  6. Pour it over an ungreased tray & bake for 25 - 30 minutes at 250 degrees.
For the frosting.
  1.  Prepare the caramel: Heat  3 tbsp sugar in a heavy bottom pan & cook till it turns light brown in color.Once you get the brown color,add in the butter. Stir together on a low flame for few sec till bubbly. 
  2. Add in sugar. Mix & then add in milk & vanilla extract.
  3. Note* add in more sugar if the consistency of icing is thin.
Pour the icing of the hot cake. Cool & cut into squares and njoy.

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