Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

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This salted caramel cake is light and fluffy with a rich salted caramel buttercream and salted caramel sauce infused into the cake.

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

I made this cake on Christmas Eve.  Matt and I had no plans so it was definitely a dangerous move, one large cake, two people.  We probably did more damage than I care to admit but the cake was so good, I don’t even regret it.  The white cake layer is nice and light which balances well with the rich creamy salted caramel buttercream.  Oh yes, and that salted caramel layer in between, that might have been my favorite part.

The Best Salted Caramel Cake

This would be a nice special occasion dessert as a layer cake as well, but baking a sheet cake is a little less overwhelming and definitely easier to put together.  In fact, now that I think about it, this cake is so easy I might have to make another one…. soon!

The Best Salted Caramel Cake

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

Serves 15

Inspired by The Baker Chick


3/4 cup Salted Caramel, cooled (note that you will need additional for buttercream)

1 White Sheet Cake (recipe below), baked and cooled

1 batch Salted Caramel Buttercream (recipe below)


Use a fork to poke holes in cake that go about an inch below the surface; go all the way across the cake (both ways) leaving about an inch between each set of holes

Pour salted caramel evenly over cake

Spread buttercream carefully over caramel layer

Slice and serve!  Leftover cake should be covered with seran wrap and eaten within four days; make sure to cover well or edges will get stale

White Sheet Cake

Recipe from Baking Bites


8 fluid ounces (1 cup) milk (any type), at room temperature
6 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
8 5/8 ounces (~2 1/4) cups cake flour
13 1/8 ounces (~1 3/4 cups) granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons salt
6 ounces (3/4 cup / 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan; set aside
Whisk together milk, egg whites and vanilla; set aside
In the large bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment, mix cake flour sugar, baking powder, and salt on low speed just until combined
Add butter and beat on low speed just until the mixture looks like wet sand with small clumps; scrape the sides of the bowl with spatula
Add half of milk mixture and beat on medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes only; scrape sides of bowl with spatula and add remaining milk; mix on medium speed for just thirty seconds
Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake for 32-36 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from center
Set cake aside to cool and prepare buttercream

Salted Caramel Buttercream


8 ounces (1 cup / 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Salted Caramel


In the large bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter on medium-high speed until light and creamy; add powdered sugar and beat on medium-high speed for several minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy; add caramel sauce and beat on medium speed for one minute
Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week; bring to room temperature before using

The Best Salted Caramel Cake

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17 Responses to “Salted Caramel Sheet Cake”

  1. Sues January 20, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    This looks like the perfect Monday morning breakfast :) So pretty!

  2. Kathryn January 20, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    I do so love the simplicity of a sheet cake especially when it’s filled with lots of layers of salted caramel!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 20, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Mmm a piece of this would definitely make my morning brighter!!

  4. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 20, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    One large salted caramel sheet cake and two people? Sounds like the perfect Christmas to me. :)

  5. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks January 20, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    This definitely would have been the perfect Christmas eve for me too! This looks like it has to happen very very soon!

  6. Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 20, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    I love simple cakes like this!

  7. Jennifer | Bake or Break January 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    That probably is a dangerous thing to have around, but I think it’s worth the risk.

  8. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    I am in loove. Especially with that frosting, I just wanna faceplant into it!

  9. DessertForTwo January 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    This salted caramel kick you’re on? LOVE IT.

  10. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic January 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Sheet cake is dangerously easy! Love that there’s a salted caramel layer in between the cake and icing.

  11. Jenny @ BAKE January 21, 2014 at 2:43 am #

    I love sheet cakes they remind me of birthday parties when I was younger, these is a great grown up updated version!

  12. Betsy | January 21, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    I love a good sheet cake! And this sounds so gooooood!

  13. Joanne January 21, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    I made this cake for Christmas! But as a layer cake. It is SO.GOOD.

  14. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Love that salted caramel soaks into the actual cake and it’s in the frosting! So good!

  15. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Even though I just made a caramel layer cake, I so want this sheet cake now.


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