Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing

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The unforgettable tang of rich, buttermilk cake is topped with a layer of sweet caramel frosting in this Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing.

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Buttermilk Cake

Chances are good you’ve had buttermilk cake before. Ever eaten red velvet? That recipe is traditionally made with buttermilk, as well. So, just trust me if you aren’t sure about that ingredient. Buttermilk keeps the cake crumb incredibly moist!

This buttermilk cake recipe uses an old fashioned brown sugar icing. It’s just like grandma made, using simple ingredients to create magical goodies. In fact, this cake comes together so easily, you’ll feel like you’re making magic, too.

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Overhead shot of flour and buttermilk mid-pour in a glass bowl with a silver whisk

Brown Sugar Icing

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • sugar
  • flour
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • buttermilk
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • Brown Sugar Icing
Overhead vertical shot of flour, buttermilk, and eggs in a glass bowl with a silver whisk

Begin by preheating the oven to 350°. Then, line an 8-inch pan with parchment and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk to combine. Then, add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla, and whisk again to combine.

Overhead shot of batter in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper

Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan. Then, bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist crumbs.

Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, pour the warm brown sugar icing over the cake. Cool completely before slicing and serving.

Vertical shot of buttermilk cake; buttermilk icing is being poured over the top

Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Overhead vertical diagonal shot of buttermilk cake topped with buttermilk icing in 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper

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Vertical shot of a slice of cake with buttermilk icing, served on a small blue plate; in the background, the remaining cake and a blue and green floral pattern hand towel
Vertical shot of buttermilk cake with buttermilk icing sliced and mid-serve

Buttermilk Cake

The unforgettable tang of rich, buttermilk cake is topped with a layer of sweet caramel frosting in this Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe for Brown Sugar Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk to combine. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk well to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist crumbs.
  • Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, pour the warm Brown Sugar Icing over the cake. Cool completely before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal · Carbohydrates: 39g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 2g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 0.003g · Cholesterol: 39mg · Sodium: 131mg · Potassium: 64mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 23g · Vitamin A: 86IU · Calcium: 32mg · Iron: 1mg
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Vertical close-up shot of a slice of cake with buttermilk icing, served on a small blue plate; in the background, the remaining cake and a blue and green floral pattern hand towel; the words "Buttermilk Cake with Buttermilk Icing" are superimposed over the image

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