Serve cajeta caramel sauce over pound cake, ice cream or anything to make a wonderful dessert.
It's time to bump up the holiday sprit and make the house smell sweet and delicious!
This Cajeta Caramel Sauce is just the thing. Cajeta is a Mexican caramel sauce made of goat's milk, vanilla and cinnamon that is simmered on the stove until it thickens and caramelizes.
It is pure amazingness that could honestly just be eaten with a spoon! If that's not quite your thing, it can also be served over pound cake or spooned into jars for a great holiday gift.
The sauce makes the house smell amazing for hours. Yes, Cajeta Caramel Sauce really needs to be on your “must make” list!
First you’ll need to gather up your ingredients. Goats milk, sugar, vanilla extract, one vanilla bean (split in half), one whole cinnamon stick, a little salt and some baking soda.
Add everything except the baking soda to a large heavy-bottomed soup pot. You will need a large pot. Learn from me on this one – I used a pot that was too small and ended up with a huge mess. Use a big pot!
Place the mixture on the stove over medium-high heat and slowly bring the milk to a boil, stirring consistently to make sure the milk does not burn or boil over.
Turn the heat off, or remove from stove, and add the baking soda. The mixture will foam up, but just keep stirring until the foaming reduces.
Now place the pot back on the stove over medium-low heat. Simmer the milk for one hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes to make sure the milk is not scorching on the bottom. You may need to adjust the heat to keep the mixture at a simmer.
After 30 minutes, the milk should begin to turn golden in color like the picture above.
After an hour the milk should have a nice golden color and should be a tad thicker than it was after 30 minutes of cooking.
At this point you’re going to want to remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean pod. Continue cooking the sauce over medium low, stirring frequently for 15-30 minutes longer. The sauce will thicken quickly at this point.
My sauce was good to go after about 20 minutes. You want the sauce to be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and have a deep golden color.
Ok, now grab a box of Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix ad bake up a pound cake. It's so easy; you only need the box mix, two eggs and some milk!
Then serve the pound cake drizzled with the sauce.
This is an amazing dessert!
Or, spoon the sauce into attractive 8-ounce jars.
Use cheesecloth, ribbon and whatever you have on hand to decorate. People would love this as a homemade gift!