Monday, August 15, 2011
Minny's Famous Caramel Cake
By now I'm sure everyone has heard of The Help movie which was released this past Wednesday, August 10, which came in at the number two spot for this weekend's box office sales. Click here for my review of the movie.
I thoroughly enjoy food, probably a little too much, because I get super involved with my food. Who doesn't enjoy a great meal that not only tastes good, but also makes you feel good???
In the book and movie, The Help, maid, Minny Jackson, is known all throughout Jackson, MS, for her cooking, especially her caramel cake and the infamous chocolate pie! I truly enjoyed reading about her masterpieces and my mouth watered each time the author described her cooking.
Although my specialty is a no-fail homemade peach cobbler, I can also throw down on a caramel cake.
Here's my recipe:
1. Boil one small can of sweetened condensed milk for four hours in a large stock pot on the stove. You don't have to watch it boil, but definitely don't leave the house with it on the stove. Let it cool down for about an hour.
2. Use Betty Crocker's SuperMoist Yellow Cake Mix. Evenly divide your cake batter into two shallow round cake dishes. (Feel free to make a homemade pound cake for an even richer taste; I just try to keep it as simple and inexpensive as possible.) Let your cake cool down completely.
3. Open the can of sweetened condensed milk and begin to icing the cake. You will not need the entire can, but remember to be generous with the icing. You can use the remaining caramel to make caramel apples or some other delectable treat.
4. Serve with a smile!
What are some of your favorite recipes?