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?


  1. YUMMY! I will definitely have to give that a try, because I love me some cake. I think it would be good with adding the caramel apples on top of the cake. That would be major sugar overload but so good!

    My favorite recipe is my husband's grandmothers soft sugar cookies.


  2. Okay, want me to boil the milk IN the can? I've never tried it, but my tastebuds are saying that we should! LOL!!

  3. @Style Journey- I'd love to learn how to make soft cookies. Mine always come out hard.

    @Sharion- Yep! Boil the milk in the can. You'll be happy that you did!

  4. The key to the soft sugar cookies is the buttermilk. Maybe we will do a special Christmas cookie recipe post in December. That's about the only time I bake, ha ha!


  5. This sounds so go, I'll have to give it a try! Thanks!

  6. @Heather- I'll be looking out for it!

    @Good For Me- Yes you should! Let me know if you do.

  7. That looks delicious. Is it wrong that I have never tried caramel cake before. I need to fix that! I am a new follower from Milk and Cuddles. Vicky from

  8. Definitely not wrong that you haven't tried it, but it is SO yummy!


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