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Caramel Sauce

I made a Bundt cake for book group, and was so unhappy when half the cake stayed in the pan! Despite greasing and flouring the pan too. So this was my save:

I got my 9x13 pan and grabbed some of the cake. I pressed crumbled cake firmly onto a solid layer on the bottom of the pan. Then I spread 1 quart of softened vanilla ice cream on top. Then I repeated the layers and put the whole thing into the freezer for a couple of hours.

In the mean time, I made this caramel sauce from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.

Caramel Sauce

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 Tb. cornstarch
1/3 c. half and half or light cream (I used cream)
2 Tb. light corn syrup
1 Tb. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In small heavy saucepan combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 1/4 c. water. Stir in cream, corn syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm or cool. Store in refrigerator. (I have to admit that I ate the leftover caramel …