Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch
Cake: Sift flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt together and set aside.
Cream 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs
one at a time, beating well after each.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
Divide batter into three 8-inch pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into cake comes out
Caramel Nut Frosting: In a heavy saucepan, combine 3 cups sugar, evaporated
milk and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Lower heat and cook until soft ball stage. Stir with spatula to keep from sticking.
Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and nuts.
Beat until spreading consistency.
Yield: 3 layer 8-inch cake
Posted by Marla at Recipe Goldmine 12/19/2001, 9:29 am.