Caramel Cake


Moist caramel cake with delicious layers of cake and caramel icing.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
1 9-inch layer cake



  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups butter

  • 5 large eggs

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 (16 ounce) package brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup evaporated milk

  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans.

  2. Make cake: Place white sugar and butter into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture in batches, alternating with milk, beating batter briefly after each addition. Add vanilla extract; beat until batter makes ribbons when falling from the beaters. Divide batter among the prepared cake pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a cooling rack. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  5. Make icing: Combine brown sugar, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until brown sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add evaporated milk and continue stirring. Bring to a gentle boil and let bubble for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid sticking. Remove from heat and allow to cool, about 5 minutes.

  6. Mix confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract into brown sugar mixture using an electric mixer until icing caramelizes and thickens to the desired consistency.

  7. Spread icing onto cooled cake layers. Stack layers; ice top and sides.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1019 Calories
43g Fat
155g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 1019
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 155g 56%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 126g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 210mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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