Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake

Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake- the most delicious and fudgy thing you'll ever eat!

Fudgy double chunk dark chocolate flavor with salted caramel swirls on top that stare deep into your soul? Yes please. I kid you not, this salted caramel lave brownie cake is richer than Bill Gates. 

Let’s backup a few days to Halloween. Kyle and I left early from Santa Barbara and drove down to our hometown to surprise his family with a visit. UCSB during Halloween is basically chaotic madness and we chose to leave our little Isla Vista for the fun of giving out candy to all the adorably dressed little kids in his neighborhood. You would think by now I would be sick of candy (especially accounting for Kyle’s mama buying 900 pieces of candy to hand out with plenty extra), but I’ve just been plain sick, which has taken a major toll on my appetite. I thought it would only be fitting if I got in my chocolate fix with these babies.

Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake- the most delicious and fudgy thing you'll ever eat!

This recipe is guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate or sweet tooth craving you could possibly have and make one heck of a potluck dessert. You serve these basically straight out of the oven and they are gooey perfection. Excuse me while I wipe fudgy deliciousness off of my keyboard because the melty chocolate is just a leeeeeetle outta control. This is madness! NO. This is Salted Caramel Lave Brownie Cake!

Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake- the most delicious and fudgy thing you'll ever eat!

What was I saying? Sorry I get hypnotized by freakin’ salted caramel melting itself into that perfectly crackled top and soaking into layers of chocolate.

Also, I think it goes without saying that I won’t be calculating the nutrition for this post. This recipe is goooood for the soul and a little sugah and buttah is fine once in a while. And by once in a while I mean for breakfast, after-breakfast coffee break snack, post-lunch dessert, pre-dinner appetizer, and for real dessert. Then we all can collapse on the sofa and breathe a happy sugar-coma sigh of happiness. K?

Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake

Ready? BREAK.

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Salted Caramel Lava Brownie Cake
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Serves: 16
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • caramel sauce
  • sea salt
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! The top should be crackly but the inside should be gooey and delicious.
  5. Drizzle the caramel sauce on top of the brownies and sprinkle on the sea salt. Serve hot!
Adapted from Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies from Allrecipes


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  1. says

    I grew up eating brownies straight out of the oven – partially due to my Dad’s love for Brownies. I’ll have to go ahead & pass this recipe along to him. He’ll be in salted caramel chocolate heaven!

    p.s. Hope you feel better!

  2. says

    Ooommgg this is unreal, missy. Seriously so many of my favorite ingredients rolled into one. PS… I don’t know what your schedule is like on Thursdays, but if you have any desire to come down to LA for my app launch party on the 13th… EMAIL ME and I will send you the invitation!! I would looove love love to have you there!! Xox
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    • says

      Arghhh shoot I just saw this! The week has been crazy and I didn’t have any time to log on to the blog :(. I hope your launch party goes AMAZINGLY! I’m still holding on to the hope that we can meet in person one day <3.
  3. says

    These look insane. INSANELY GOOD. Ugh. I’ve just finished my nightly dessert, and I’m terribly angry at myself for eating before I read your blog. Bad decision. Also, is it weird that any dessert name that starts with salted sounds automatically better? Yeah, probably. Anyways, these look unreal. Your photography is amazing, you baking skills are amazing, let’s be best friends already :-)
  4. Mark says

    I’m surprised this pic even made it to foodgawker. The main focus is in the wrong spot and the front of the brownie looks blurry!
    • says

      Hi Mark!

      I do my best to take the best photos I can with the equipment I have. I in no way boast about being a professional photographer or assume that I come even close to one. The general reaction to this recipe has been “YUM”, though, and it has been doing remarkably well on Foodgawker so I take that as a good sign. Sometimes the most perfect photos don’t make for the tastiest looking ones, just keep that in mind! Thanks for your input.

  5. says

    Ohhhhhh myyyy good Lord. GIRL these look like heaven. Salted Caramel is possibly my favorite flavoring. SO dang tasty! Sadly I seem to get a really bad headache (yesterday) when I eat too much sugar (3 pieces of mom’s pumpkin bread <3 ) I WILL find a way to lighten this up!!
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