This is a rich, moist and dense cake that is topped with a luscious caramel icing. Perfect for special occasions when you want something other than chocolate cake. Note that you can use two 20cm or 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube tin; just adjust baking time as needed.
I made this cake once before, but this was before i became a member of all recipes. This is a very good recipe.I will be using it. I saw where some of the viewers said it was a heavy cake, just try sifting the flour twice, and instead of frosting the whole cake I just used it as a glaze and it was very good. Another winner. - 25 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was surprised for two reasons: #1 when I first DL this recipe on Thanksgiving Day, there wer no ratings for it yet. So I was a little worried but wanted to try something different. #2 I was amazed ath the amount of sugar it called for in just the batter. But it came out great nice and moist, mildy sweet and nutty. It tasted great even without the frosting. Which I recommend you let cool to get a better consistency. The frosting is rich but really good... Thanks for sharing! - 11 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This cake was very well received by my family-the only drawback was that it took a long time and a lot of stirring to get the frosting ready, but when it was, it was absolutely delicious. I would make this cake again. - 16 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)