1. Cream butter, adding 3/4 cup of sugar and egg yolks alternately; beat until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Fold in dry ingredients and syrup alternately with milk
  4. Beat egg whites until fluffy; add remaining sugar gradually. Continue beating until soft peaks form.
  5. Fold beaten egg whites to egg yolk mixture.
  6. Pour into greased pans (two 9-in layer pans).
  7. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 deg F for 30-35 mins.


CARAMEL Ingredients:

CARAMEL Instructions:

  1. Melt sugar.
  2. As soon as sugar is light brown, add 3/4 cup of water to dissolve caramelized sugar and form syrup


FROSTING Ingredient and Instructions:

  1. Cook rest of caramel syrup with 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, 1 1/2 cup of milk, stirring constantly until rather thick.
  1. Add 2 slightly beaten egg yolks, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp butter off the stove; continue stirring until thick as jelly.