Caramel Cake Recipe


Deliciously sweet, blissfully festive, and quintessentially Southern, the Caramel Cake is a must-have dessert on your holiday table.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
8 servings
Caramel Cake

Jennifer Davick


  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Caramel Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine sour cream and milk.

  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at medium-low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.

  4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and let cool 1 hour or until completely cool.

  5. Spread Caramel Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.

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