Layers of brown sugar cake filled and topped with caramel frosting and a drizzle of fresh caramel & fleur de sel make this Salted Caramel Layer Cake a decadent, delicious and almost sinful dessert.

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Recipe type: Dessert

Serves: 1 3 layer 8-inch cake

IngredientsLayers of brown sugar cake filled and topped with caramel frosting and a drizzle of fresh caramel & fleur de sel make this Salted Caramel Layer Cake a decadent, delicious and almost sinful dessert.

Caramel Cake

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 Tbsp (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cubed & room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp fleur de sel (I used sea salt and crushed it down into smaller flakes)

Caramel Frosting

  • ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 5oz (approx 10 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

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