Most Americans eat some kosher food every day, but chances are they’re not aware of it. Take a walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you will see that certification appears on over 60% of America’s produced foods that are certified kosher, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola. Over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, and spending continues to rise dramatically.
In a bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the shortening, milk, and vanilla; beat on slow to medium speed for 2 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl several times. Beat in eggs and continue to beat for 2 minutes longer. Add the flour mixture and mix to combine.
Spoon batter into a generously greased and floured 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool and frost with caramel icing.
In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, and butter. Stirring constantly; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool to lukewarm. Beat until creamy and thick enough to spread. If too thick, add a little more milk or a small amount of cream.