Brown Sugar Cake with Caramel Frosting.

Apart from being a slightly healthier alternative to white refined sugar, brown sugar adds to the taste and texture of the final product when used in baking cakes. When you prepare a brown sugar cake, and compare it with a cake made with white sugar, you will notice that the brown sugar cake has a richer flavor and a more moist texture than the cake made with white sugar. This is why brown sugar cakes have been gaining more popularity in the world of baking. So that you can experience the richness of this wonderful ingredient, here’s presenting the brown sugar cake recipe, along with the recipe for brown sugar cake icing.

Brown Sugar Cake with Caramel Frosting

The brown sugar cake with caramel frosting recipe is very popular and making it is not so difficult. In fact, it is so delicious, you are going to have to keep a watch on yourself and refrain from eating all of it!

For the Cake

  • All-Purpose flour, 3 cups
  • Eggs, 5
  • Milk, 1 cup
  • Baking Powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 2¾ cups
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Butter, softened, 1½ cups (3 sticks)


  1. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 325° F. Take a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, and grease it with butter. Sprinkle a little flour on the pan and set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In another container, put the vanilla extract in the milk, and let it rest.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the butter till it becomes fluffy.
  4. Now add one-third of the brown sugar and beat the butter. Next add another one third of the brown sugar and beat the butter further. Finish off with the addition of the last portion of brown sugar.
  5. Add in the white sugar, and beat the entire mixture thoroughly.
  6. Add in the eggs, one at a time, while beating continuously.
  7. Reduce the speed of the whisk and add in half the amount of the flour, followed by half the amount of the whisk. Only when these ingredients blend into the mixture well and add the remaining portions.
  8. Pour the batter into the greased pan and let it bake in the preheated oven for about an hour. You will know the cake is done when it browns at the edges, and when a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan itself, for about 30 minutes. Then flip over the pan so that the cake comes out easily. Flip it over and let it rest on a wire rack so that it cools completely.

For the Caramel Frosting

  • Light Brown Sugar, 1 cup
  • Confectioners’ Sugar, 4 cups, sifted
  • Evaporated Milk, ½ cup
  • Butter, ½ cup (1 stick)
  • Vanilla, 1 teaspoon


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the butter and the brown sugar, until both melt for about 2 – 3 minutes. This should result in the formation of a smooth sauce.
  2. Stir in the milk and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  3. Remove the icing from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Now, add in the vanilla and milk and beat it with an electric whisk. This will cause the icing to become thick.
  4. Immediately pour it over the cake and let it set (sets immediately).

Your brown sugar cake with caramel frosting is ready to be served! For some more yummy cakes, take a look at these other cake recipes.

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