Homemade Caramel + 15 Sweet Recipes

Last Updated October 26, 2017
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How to make caramel

Caramel happens when you boil down white sugar and cream into a liquid candy. Some recipes call for a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla, but you can play with all sorts of flavorful add-ins, as long as your base is good to go. See how to make homemade caramel sauce, and then try some of these other baked delights.

Salted Caramel Sauce

The addition of this addictive sauce will make any dessert that much more special. Tie a spoon to the jar with a holiday ribbon for quick access. Makes about 4 cups

Juniper Green's Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie

There is nothing like a home-made pie to put you in the holiday spirit! This year, why not add a little twist to the traditional pie with this delicious recipe?   

Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Fresh Cranberry and Salted Caramel

Warm up on a brisk autumn evening with this indulgent bread pudding made with fresh sugar pumpkin and tart cranberries. Smothered in a salted caramel, this bread pudding is as easy to make as it is...

Salted Caramel Truffle Shake Cake

Congratulations to Katie Pennington for winning 1st place at the SixTwelve Cake Walk on April 15, 2017! Here is her winning recipe!

Salted Squash Caramels

The less than sustainable version of this recipe won accolades as the 2010 Best Halloween Treat on the curated food website, Food52.com. This version nixes the processed white sugar and corn syrup....

Caramel and Chocolate Dipped Door County Apples

caramel and chocolate apple
These apples are a delicious, fun dessert and are also great for favors or as a gift for around the holidays.

Pistachio Meringues with Caramel Filling

Pistachio meringues with caramel filling
Meringues are easy to make, and they're always an impressive dessert for any feast.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake With House-Made Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with House-made Salted Caramel Ice Cream
A sour cream chocolate cake recipe with a housemade salated caramel ice cream.

Cornbread Pudding with Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Cornbread Pudding with Salted Bourbon Caramel
Here’s a tasty dessert idea for your leftover cornbread.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Serve these delicious cupcakes alongside caramel dipped apples for a festive fall treat!   Recipe courtesy of Katie Jacobs of Styling My Everyday

White Chocolate Pound Cake with Candied Grapefruit and Grapefruit Caramel

White Chocolate Pound Cake with Candied Grapefruit and Grapefruit Caramel
This cake is rich and dense—perfect for cold weather. Serving it alongside the Candied Grapefruit and Grapefruit Caramel brightens up the citrus flavors, which make a nice contrast to the sweetness...

Goat Milk Caramels with Sea Salt

This summer I tasted a caramel that used goat milk instead of regular cream. I decided to try my grandmother’s recipe with this twist to it. The result is just savory enough to cut the sweetness of...

Delta Caramel Cake

This cake is excerpted from American Cake, a beautiful new book by Nashvillian Anne Byrn, (aka The Cake Mix Doctor). From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, it gives us a snapshot of the stories...

Caramel Corn on the Cob

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