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The Best Southern Desserts: 10 Southern Caramel Cake Recipes

Bake your way through our collection and find your favorite old-fashioned caramel cake recipe!


Updated May 09, 2017
The Best Southern Desserts 10 Southern Caramel Cake Recipes

It is possible that if you do not live in the South that you have never heard of Southern caramel cake. Our collection of The Best Southern Desserts: 10 Southern Caramel Cake Recipes is here to save the day by providing you with multiple versions of this classic Southern dessert.

Most caramel cake recipes consist of a dense yellow cake that is topped with a homemade frosting made from caramel sauce. These Southern caramel cake recipes require several steps and quite a bit of elbow grease, but the sweet results are most definitely worth the effort.

Choose an old-fashioned caramel cake recipe from our collection below and try out this Southern treat for yourself. If you like what you taste, sample all the recipes in our collection!

The Best Southern Desserts: 10 Southern Caramel Cake Recipes

Layered Southern Caramel Cake Recipes

  • "Real Deal" Southern Caramel CakeTo make this caramel cake recipe, dense yellow cake is topped with homemade caramel icing. You will certainly feel accomplished after baking up this recipe for "Real Deal" Southern Caramel Cake. 
  • Classic Caramel Layer CakeIf you have never had caramel cake before, be sure to try this recipe for Classic Caramel Layer Cake. The frosting is made from homemade caramel sauce, and the finished buttermilk cake is topped with even more caramel for a truly sweet treat.  
  • Classic Southern Caramel CakeAnyone who is looking to spend the time and effort to make old-fashioned caramel cake need look no further than this recipe for Classic Southern Caramel Cake. Our test kitchen-approved recipe will help you learn the basics of making this Southern dessert.
  • Old-Fashioned Caramel Layer CakeThis reader-favorite recipe for Old-Fashioned Caramel Layer Cake is steeped in tradition, but the frosting recipe is much simpler to make than traditional caramel frosting. 
  • Southern Caramel CakeVanilla cake is stacked up and then frosted with homemade frosting to make this recipe for Southern Caramel Cake. 

Southern Caramel Sheet and Pound Cakes

Southern Caramel Sheet Cake
  • Caramel Pound CakeFor a twist on traditional Southern caramel cake, try this recipe for Caramel Pound Cake. Moist pound cake is topped with luscious caramel frosting, making this a near-perfect dessert. 
  • Rich Caramel Sheet CakeThis simple caramel sheet cake is topped with gooey caramel and crushed peanuts. Take this sweet and salty caramel cake to a potluck and your dessert will be the dish everyone is talking about!
  • Simple Southern Caramel CakeUnlike many caramel cake recipes, this recipe for Simple Caramel Cake does not require you to frost multiple layers. Save yourself the trouble by making this single-tiered caramel cake recipe instead. 
  • Southern Caramel Sheet CakeVanilla cake is stacked up and then frosted with homemade frosting to make this recipe for Southern Caramel Cake. 
  • Homemade Caramel Sheet CakeThis easy Southern dessert features a homemade yellow cake that is topped with a light caramel icing. The sweet icing is the perfect complement to the buttery sheet cake.
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All these cakes look fantastic. I need to find someone to make the "Real Deal" caramel cake for me because no way am I making a triple layer cake on my own. Too stressful


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