Alright y’all. Today, we’re attempting the big one. Arguably the most prized possession in every southerner’s recipe box. Passed down over generations, every family seems to have their own slightly unique variation on this traditional southern staple. The classic caramel cake. This is not the dessert you want to attempt for the first (or even second, third, or fourth) time an hour before a social gathering. This one takes time, patience, and lots and lots of delicious failures. But once you get it right, you’ll hold a coveted skill that few ever master. And you’ll most likely be the official birthday/holiday/Sunday lunch cake baker for the rest of your days.