Brown Sugar Caramel Cake


In the quaint town of indulgence and culinary delights, there exists a cake so enchanting that it has earned its place as the crown jewel of dessert tables – the Brown Sugar Caramel Cake. With its irresistible caramel undertones and velvety texture, this confection is more than just a cake; it’s a symphony of sweetness that dances upon your taste buds and leaves you yearning for more. So, gather your aprons and unleash your inner baker, as we embark on a delightful journey to create this heavenly dessert.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup homemade caramel sauce (recipe provided below)

Homemade Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • A pinch of sea salt


Step 1 – Making the Caramel Sauce:

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the granulated sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until it turns into a rich amber color.
  2. Carefully add the butter, and stir continuously until it melts completely and is well combined with the caramelized sugar.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream, stirring vigorously. Be cautious as the mixture will bubble.
  4. Stir in a pinch of sea salt for that perfect sweet and salty balance.
  5. Set aside the caramel sauce to cool while you prepare the cake batter.

Step 2 – Preparing the Cake Batter:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

Step 3 – Assembling the Cake:

  1. Divide the cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  2. Drizzle half of the homemade caramel sauce over the batter in each pan.
  3. Use a knife to gently swirl the caramel into the batter for a marbled effect.

Step 4 – Baking the Cake:

  1. Place the cake pans in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


And there you have it – a symphony of sweetness wrapped in a delightful Brown Sugar Caramel Cake. Each velvety bite infused with the rich caramel swirls takes your palate on a heavenly journey of flavors. Whether it’s a celebration or an ordinary day, this cake is sure to elevate the spirits and leave a lasting impression on all who taste it. So, indulge your senses and savor this divine creation, for it embodies the essence of joy and the love of baking. Happy baking!

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