Minny's Caramel Cake

If you have read the very popular book The Help by Katheryn Stockett you are familiar with Minny's famous Caramel Cake.  Minny would make it for her friends that needed a little TLC or just to be neighborly.  Our book club recently reviewed this wonderful book and then for dessert we had this Caramel Cake that I am just sure is just like Mini's:).   How can it not be the most delicious thing you have eaten when it consists of 4 candy bars?!  I hope you will enjoy it too.
 Minny's Caramel Cake
"Layer cake make with candy bars, frosted and drizzled with melted caramel. M-m-mmmm!"


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 egg whites
  • 4 (2.15 ounce) milk chocolate covered caramel and nougat bars


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift cake flour and combine with baking powder, and salt. Set mixture aside.
  3. With and electric mixer, beat shortening, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to the shortening mixture.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into flour mixture then fold in chopped candy bars. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes then remove from pans. Drizzle with melted caramel if desired.
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Marie said...

Jean that looks fabulous!! I think that book looks good as well. Am off now to check it out. Happy Memorial Day weekend! xxoo

wenderful said...

YUM! Are you bringing one of those with you when you come up today?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh yum! Do you happen to have an extra plate?

I hope you'll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

Sue said...

I just finished "The Help" and really enjoyed it. I bet I would enjoy this cake, too!


Mary said...

Count me in :-). This sounds decadently delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks wonderful. My Foodie Friday recipe was also from a book. Don't you love it when words and food come together?

satakieli said...

I haven't read the book, it's on my "to-read" list!

The cake looks wonderful!