I’m writing this from my mother-in-law’s house.  I just ate a slice of cake that was out of this world. It’s a moist pound cake with caramel frosting.  Lillian, my MIL, agreed to give me the recipe.  Here it is:


3 cups plain flour

5 eggs

1 cup milk

2 3/4 cups sugar

2 sticks margarine, whipped

1 cup Crisco

2 tsp. vanilla or desired flavoring

Have ingredients at room temperature.  Cream together margarine, Crisco and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well;  add flour and milk alternately at low speed.  Add flavoring.  Grease and flour 3 nine-inch cake pans.  You can also cut waxed paper to fit in the bottom of the pans.  Pour batter into the pans, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.  Cool and remove from pans.


Caramel Frosting

3 cups sugar

1 T all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup evaporated milk

3/4 cup margarine

1 tsp vanilla

Put 1/2 cup of the sugar in a small pan and heat until it completely melts and caramelizes – stirring constantly.  Set aside.  Mix the rest of the ingredients in a heavy pan and bring to a boil.  Add the caramelized sugar to it.  Once it reaches a boil, boil for 5 minutes – stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and start mixing it with a mixer – up to 15 minutes until it’s the right consistency for frosting.

This cake and frosting are just about the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth.

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5 Responses to “Moist Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting”

  1. jamie Says:

    your recipe seems very delicious i am getting ready to bake this cake but needed to make sure that baking soda and/or powder is not added to this recipe
    thankyou jamie

  2. carol Says:

    Jamie – please let me know how the cake turns out. Now that you wrote that I’m worried that maybe I copied the recipe incorrectly. I’m emailing it to my mother-in-law right now to ask her to check to see if I left off anything – I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the recipe doesn’t include baking powder or soda.

    Later note: The recipe posted IS correct – and I guarantee that it is delicious!

  3. ruth Says:

    I didn’t care for the cake at all.It cost a fortune to make and the icing didn’t thicken even after 15 minutes of beating.Very disappointing.

    TMS: I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. I’ve made it – following the directions exactly – and it turned out great. I also don’t understand where the “fortune” comes in. There aren’t any unusual ingredients – just stuff most people who cook/bake would likely already have on hand. For whatever reason, I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out well.

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  5. teressa Says:

    what is 175 degrees c. IS THAT THE cook temp are am i miss something thanks

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