Caroline Ragsdale Reutter grew up in a South Carolina home where her mother frequently entertained customers from her father’s charcoal business, serving them recipes that had been in the family for generations. Seeing the enjoyment that food brought to the people her mother hosted, Caroline developed a similar knack for cooking and baking.
Four decades ago, Caroline served a caramel cake at her son Richard’s christening. That one cake spurred a flurry of requests from friends, family, and other members of the community. Caroline’s freshly baked cakes would wait on the front porch of her Annapolis, Maryland, home for pickup. Payment was on the honor system and was placed in a red tin on the porch, which inspired the current packaging of a circular red tin.
As word spread, Caroline soon had requests for her 7-Layer Caramel Cake from across the country. Today, Caroline’s son Richard is at the helm of Caroline’s Cakes. They ship bakery offerings of more than 30 layer cake flavors, cake bites, and savory eats from their home base in Spartanburg, South Carolina, making these treats perfect for gifting this holiday season.
Over the next six weeks, Southern Lady will be highlighting one cake a week from Caroline’s Cakes. Stay tuned to our Instagram and add these scrumptious cakes to your holiday dessert or gift-giving lineup!
7-Layer Caramel Cake
Enjoy the cake that started it all! These moist yellow cake layers are filled and iced with Caroline‘s famous “melt-in-your-mouth” caramel icing.
Coconut Cloud Cake
A traditional Southern recipe, fresh coconut icing fills four delicate layers of yellow cake to create a light and delectable dessert.
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Featured on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, this cake boasts seven layers of moist pumpkin cake that are iced and filled with spice-infused buttercream.
This Sinfully Chocolate cake has been deemed “the best chocolate cake I truly have ever tasted” by Caroline’s Cakes customers. Four layers of rich chocolate cake are filled with ganache and iced with incredible Southern fudge.
Sweet Potato Cake
Sweet potatoes are one of the ultimate holiday comfort foods, and this cake, with its dense texture and spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, is a festive dessert for any celebration. Four layers of luscious sweet potato cake are filled and iced with Caroline’s Cakes coveted cream cheese icing.
Carrot Caramel Delight
Four moist layers of no-nut carrot cake feature alternating layers of Caroline’s Cakes signature caramel and cream cheese icings, giving carrot cake a rich new twist.
Add one of these delicious cakes to your holiday menu and get it delivered right to your door at carolinescakes.com.