So, I got around to making "Neighbor Dorothy's Heavenly Carmel Cake" yesterday (recipe from book), and I'm happy to report that it was pretty good.
The directions were a bit sketchy--no pan size was given for instance--although my heart-shape one worked fine. By far one of the oddest ways of combining ingredients though. For instance, the cake required sifting brown sugar and flour together (huh?), and cooking a flour and milk paste to beat into the icing. OK. Slightly dubious, I held my breath and kept up the faith as I methodically went through all the steps, wondering how in the world it was going to come together right, and be carmel flavored as promised.
But in the end, a magic thing happened. And it really was heavenly!