Baking Salted Caramel Brownies at Home

Indulge your taste buds in the ultimate treat—Salted Caramel Brownies. Immerse yourself in a decadent symphony where rich, fudgy brownies meet the luscious swirls of salted caramel. This irresistible fusion of sweet and salty flavors will transport you to a realm of pure dessert bliss.


Picture this: a quiet evening, the scent of chocolate wafting through the kitchen, and the anticipation of a sweet escape. Salted Caramel Brownies have been a cherished tradition in our family, a dessert that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. The velvety chocolate combined with the salted caramel dance on your palate, creating a sensory experience that is nothing short of magical.

Why You’ll Love Salted Caramel Brownies:

  1. Fudgy Perfection: These brownies boast a dense, fudgy texture that melts in your mouth, creating a luxurious chocolate experience.
  2. Caramel Swirls: Dive into ribbons of golden salted caramel that add a layer of sophistication to the classic brownie.
  3. Sweet & Salty Harmony: The balance of sweet and salty flavors creates a harmonious blend that elevates the brownie-eating experience to new heights.

Ingredients Notes For Salted Caramel Brownies:

  1. High-Quality Chocolate: Choose premium dark chocolate for a rich and intense chocolate flavor.
  2. Caramel Sauce: Opt for a high-quality salted caramel sauce or make your own for the perfect sweet and salty contrast.
  3. Flaky Sea Salt: Finish your brownies with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to enhance the caramel notes and add a gourmet touch.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare Brownie Batter: Create a decadent brownie batter using high-quality chocolate, eggs, sugar, and flour.
  2. Swirl in Caramel: Pour the brownie batter into a pan and drizzle generous swirls of salted caramel over the top.
  3. Create Marbling: Use a knife or skewer to create a marbled effect by swirling the caramel into the brownie batter.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Bake until the brownies are set but still moist. Be cautious not to overbake for that perfect fudgy consistency.
  5. Cool and Garnish: Allow the brownies to cool, then cut them into squares. Garnish with an extra drizzle of salted caramel and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Storage Options:

While these brownies are best enjoyed fresh, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of days. For longer storage, refrigerate and bring them back to room temperature before serving.

Variations & Substitutions:

  1. Nutty Crunch: Add chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to introduce a delightful crunch.
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream Pairing: Serve warm brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.
  3. Dark Chocolate Lover: Use a higher percentage of dark chocolate for an even more intense chocolate experience.


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Baking Salted Caramel Brownies at Home



For the Brownie Base:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Salted Caramel Swirl:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


Brownie Base:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar until well combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract, beating well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  6. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.

Salted Caramel Swirl:

  1. In a saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Allow the mixture to come to a boil without stirring. Continue boiling until it turns a deep amber color.
  3. Carefully add heavy cream and unsalted butter, stirring continuously until the caramel is smooth.
  4. Remove the caramel from heat and stir in sea salt.

Swirling and Baking:

  1. Drizzle the salted caramel over the brownie batter in the pan.
  2. Use a knife or skewer to create a swirling pattern, ensuring the caramel is distributed throughout the batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  4. Allow the Salted Caramel Brownies to cool completely before cutting them into squares.
  5. Serve and enjoy these decadent brownies, relishing the rich chocolatey goodness and the subtle salted caramel undertones in each bite.
  • Author: Maria

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