Brown Sugar Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

LAST UPDATED: May 04, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 02, 2013 | By:
Brown sugar cake with salted caramel icing on a pink, glass platter.
The combination of brown sugar cake and salted caramel frosting is simply, sweet.  For the past few years, I’ve indulged in the salted caramel phase, often requesting a salted caramel cake from one of my favorite bakers.  It was time to perfect my own.  I’m dividing this recipe into 3 easy parts – cake, frosting and topping.
Brown sugar cake with salted caramel icing on a pink, glass platter.

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Brown Sugar Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

Author: Julie Blanner
The combination of brown sugar cake and salted caramel frosting is simply, sweet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • just over 1/2 c milk mixed with 2 tsp lemon or 1/2 c + 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • ICING
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and add brown sugar. Mix well. Add eggs and vanilla. Alternate adding buttermilk and dry mixture until well combined.
  • Bake 25 minutes.
  • Over medium heat, add sugar and water, stir. Watch closely until it becomes a deep amber. Remove from heat and add heavy cream and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool {10 minutes or so}.
  • Using a mixer, combine butter, sea salt and powdered sugar. Add caramel and combine well. Frost cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories:204kcalCarbohydrates:45gProtein:2gFat:2gSaturated Fat:1gCholesterol:26mgSodium:124mgPotassium:73mgFiber:1gSugar:35gVitamin A:84IUCalcium:32mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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