March 27, 2014

Salted Caramel Cake Recipe

Hi! Just wanted to share my favorite new cake recipe...the salted caramel vanilla cake. I know there are many similar recipes out there. Basically I picked my favorite aspects of each recipe and added a few changes to make things easier for me.

It's the perfect cake for all your upcoming spring festivities. YUM.

It's pretty straightforward, even for a kitchen klutz like me. Well, I did screw up my first trial run, but that won't happen to you. I'll make sure of it.

This recipe is for a two layer round cake. I was inspired by these two recipes but modified them to make it easier-- I am too lazy to make white cake from scratch so I used vanilla box cakes(Betty Crocker). Here are your basic ingredients:

I screwed up my first trial because my cake was too thin/short for all that caramel sauce. The cakes was drenched in caramel. Whoops.  Just make your cake a little thicker/taller by adding a little more batter to your pans(buy two boxes of cake mix rather than 1). As a bonus,  you can use any remaining batter for cupcakes!

Super simple recipe for caramel sauce. 

Set caramel sauce aside. Best at room temp.

Frosting recipe:

Bottom layer with holes and caramel sauce:

Bottom layer frosted, sprinkled with sea salt.

Second layer cake added to first layer. Drizzled top with caramel.

Frost top layer and add Twix. Then drizzle more caramel in zig-zag pattern.

I added a banner for a special friend's bday.

Little flags for cupcakes.

Just hit the spot perfectly.


  1. Holy Moses. I think I drooled on my desk. That looks a-freaking-mazing!

    1. This mad me laugh because I think I did the same thing!

  2. oh. i. die.
    caramel is the key to my heart.
    for reals.
    now, do i make it myself?
    or just pin it a bunch of times and hope a good friend is scouring my pins??
    this looks amazeballs!
    i wanna bite my computer screen!!

  3.!! drooling...i need this...asap!!!

  4. Thanks for the heart palpitating ooey gooey recipe. I shall make this soon! :)

  5. I will be making this sooooooon. Holy Moses.

  6. I just made this and the frosting and carmel sauce tasted so sinful I could not even bring myself to put the candy on top! Thanks for sharing this beautiful and simple recipe.

  7. Holy Moly! I may just have to use that for Jed's upcoming 4th birthday. Just add a cool cowboy on top. :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Now, this looks positively yummy!

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  10. Thanks for the recipe. Just made the cake and it looks sooooo good!

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