Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

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This Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake is moist and sinfully decadent! This cake is easy to put together and you can make some of it the day before! This Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake recipe is the perfect birthday or party cake.

Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

This Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake is moist and sinfully decadent! This cake is easy to put together and you can make some of it the day before! This Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake recipe is the perfect birthday or party cake.

Prep Time 1 hour 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 31 minutes

Ingredients

For the chocolate cake:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (not packed!)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups full-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (you may also sub in melted coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups hot water

For the salted caramel chocolate frosting:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks, 16 ounces), VERY soft
  • 4 and 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce

Garnish:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups salted caramel sauce
  • Flaky sea salt
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