Cookies & Cakes

Easy Caramel Cake Recipe

Easy Caramel Cake Recipe

Easy Caramel Cake Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 6


  • 225 g Salted Butter
  • 125 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 225 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp  Milk
  • 200 g Salted Butter
  • 400 g Icing Sugar (Golden icing sugar if you can find it – it adds a golden colour and caramel flavour)
  • Caramel Sauce


  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter two 20cm springform tins and line the bases with baking parchment.
  • Beat the butter and both sugars in a bowl with an electric whisk for a few mins until lighter in color and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour and beating in between each egg. 
  • Add the remaining flour and milk. Divide between the cake tins and bake for 25-30 mins until they’re golden, spring back when pressed, and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Cool in the tins for a few mins, then tip out and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, for the icing, put the butter and icing sugar in a bowl and whisk for a few mins until light and airy.
  • Whisk in the caramel briefly, adding 1 tbsp of boiling water to loosen, if needed. Set aside until the sponges are completely cool before assembling, or the icing will melt.
  • Use half the icing to sandwich the cakes together, then spread the remainder over the top, smoothing it out with a knife or the back of a spoon. Leave in a cool place until ready to serve. 
  • Drizzle with the 3 tbsp extra sauce (warm briefly in the microwave if it’s a little stiff ), allowing some to drip down the sides if you like, and scatter over the toffee, chocolate or caramel pieces to serve.


  • For chocolate lovers, add 3 tbsp cocoa to the cake batter and drizzle over melted and cooled chocolate instead of more caramel. You could also top with chopped nuts, sprinkles or edible flowers depending on who you’re making it for.

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