37 Caramel Dessert Recipes
Recipe: Caramel Cake
This old-fashioned cake will seal your reputation as a baker.
Old-Fashioned Caramel Cupcakes
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Caramel Cupcakes
Old-Fashioned Caramel is a cupcake that can't be rushed. It's a true labor of love. The caramel has to cool for a while before you can make the frosting, and then you need to use the frosting right away. If the frosting gets too thick to spread, add just a little cream or milk to make it spreadable. But rest assured—It is definitely worth the effort.
Caramel-Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
The Jam Cake
Recipe: The Jam Cake
The origins of jam cake lie deep in Appalachia where store-bought sugar was once scarce. Cakes were often sweetened with homemade jams, filled with wild berries and mountain fruits. The payoff for the genius swap? Rich, dense cake layers with a depth of flavor sugar alone can't deliver.
Caramel Apple Blondie Pie
Cornbread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel
For a different look, bake in 8 to 10 lightly greased 8-oz. ramekins in a jelly-roll pan. Reduce covered bake time to 25 minutes; reduce uncovered bake time to 10 to 15 minutes.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread Pudding with Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce
Use Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread to make this flavorfull fall dessert.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
It may look like a chore, but this cheesecake tart calls for a relatively straightforward preparation: First, press the crust into the tart pan. Next, mix the cream cheese filling, fill the tart shell, and bake. Finally, gild the pie with sautéed tart apples, and paint them with melted apple jelly for a jewelled effect.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Let these Thanksgiving pies dazzle on your dessert table this year. From to-die-for pumpkin cheesecake to tried-and-true apple—guests won't be able to resist these Thanksgiving sweets.
A cross between a fudge pie and pecan pie, this is all the more stunning if you arrange the pecans from the center in a spiral pattern.
Cooking Video: Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Apple Stack Cake
Recipe: Apple Stack Cake
Use six disposable 8-inch aluminum cake pans to create the layers of this stunning cake. Prepare the filling up to three days before assembling the cake.
Caramel Apple Fantans
Recipe: Caramel Apple Fantans
Use any firm cooking apple, such as 'Jonagold' or 'Honeycrisp,' or a combo for extra flavor and texture.
White Chocolate-Cranberry Crème Brûlée
Canned cranberry sauce adds tart, fruity flavor to this caramelized sugar-crusted custard. Garnish with fresh cranberries with edible gold leaf. Order gold leaf online from surlatable.com, fancyflours.com, or goldleafcompany.com; a splurge worthwhile, it will last for years if stored in a dry place.
Caramel-Cream Cheese Flan
Recipe: Caramel-Cream Cheese Flan
A heavenly marriage of cheesecake and custard, Caramel-Cream Cheese Flan is sent to the table with effortless style. Sugar is caramelized in a cake pan on the stovetop and then cooled and baked beneath a creamy layer of custard. After chilling, the hardened caramel melts, covering the top and sides of the inverted flan.
Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Tart
Surprisingly easy to make, this pecan and caramel dessert recipe pairs the cookie-like crispness of shortbread with a buttery-rich brown sugar-and-honey topping.
Southern-Style Caramel Apples
Recipe: Southern-Style Caramel Apples
Branch out and get creative with some of our favorite caramel apple toppings. We used Southern magnolia twigs; other branches may render the apples inedible. When in doubt, use craft sticks or large pretzel sticks.
Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Bars
Caramelized brown sugar and toasted pecans make an irresistible combination. Pour this mixture over a shortbread crust and bake for delectable, chewy bars. They transport easily to take to a party or give as a gift.
Pecan-Caramel Crunch Ice Cream
Recipe: Pecan-Caramel Crunch Ice Cream
Praline lovers: This is your ice cream. Packed with crunchy bits of a homemade caramel crisp, this creamy mixture has a caramel flavor and caramel topping.
Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Puddings
This recipe is a great way to use the delicious, seasonal flavor of pumpkin. If you're short on time (or dishes) you can make this in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Pie
Create this rich gooey caramel pecan pie for your family and friends. It is a perfect special occasion pie.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes may well be the ultimate in cupcake decadence with cream cheese and butter in the cake batter, a chocolate toppping, and then a caramel-cream cheese frosting with flaked salt. You'll see that salt really does bring out the flavor of the sweet.
Candy Bar Pie
Recipe: Candy Bar Pie
A deliciously sweet filling made with chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel is the perfect match for the salty crunch of an over-the-rim pretzel crust. Pottery pie plates, like this pretty blue dish, vary in size and shape, so we don’t often use them for baking – but they do make colorful serving pieces and most are large enough to hold a 9-inch glass pie plate.
Salted Caramel Strawberries
Recipe: Salted Caramel Strawberries
Simple yet elegant, these sweet and salty confections are sure to impress your guests at a party. A hint of salt added to melted caramel creates a wonderful flavor combination on top of one of summer’s best fruits. Cover with chopped mixed nuts for an extra crunch and beautiful presentation.
Recipe: Caramel-Apple Muffins
Sautéed apple slices baked beneath the batter turn these special muffins into miniature apple upside-down cakes. The same recipe also makes two luscious loaves of apple bread – perfect for fall picnics and tailgating.
Caramel Apple-Pear Cobbler with Oatmeal Muffin Crust
No rolling pin required for this company-worthy cobbler! Sautée the apples and pears in brown sugar and butter, then pour on the crust and bake.
Tiny Caramel Tarts
Caramel-Pecan Oatmeal Bars
Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Oatmeal Bars
When you’re in the mood for cookies, try one of chocolate-filled, caramel-topped treats. They are easy to make, especially with the head start of a cake mix. Serve with a cold glass of milk.
Recipe: Caramel Custard
Don’t be intimidated by making custard; give it a water bath and you’re sure to have a delicious dessert for entertaining. You’d never know it’s a light recipe.
Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bars
Spiced Caramel-Apple Bread Pudding
Caramel Italian Cream Cake
Double Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Frosting
These indulgent bars are filled with toasted chopped pecans and semisweet chocolate morsels and topped with a warm caramel frosting. What more can you ask out of a brownie?
Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Caramels
The hot caramel mixture needs to be poured immediately after stirring in vanilla, so be sure to butter your pan ahead of time.
Death by Caramel Bars
Recipe: Death by Caramel Bars
Pockets of caramel goo are the highlight of these showy bar cookies. For an over-the-top dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.