Indulge in Sweet Bliss with Mary Berry’s Salted Caramel Cake Recipe

I’m thrilled to share with you my take on the delightful Mary Berry Salted Caramel Cake. This cake is a true showstopper. It features a heavenly caramel flavor that permeates every bite. The addition of light muscovado sugar in the sponge and a generous helping of salted caramel helps to elevate anyone’s mood in seconds. The result is a moist and moreish cake that’s perfect for any occasion. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get baking!

How To Make Mary Berry’s Salted Caramel Cake Recipe Overview:

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Baking Time: 25-30 minutes

Serving Quantity: 10-12 slices

Tools and Equipment:

  1. Two 8-inch round cake tins
  2. Electric mixer or hand mixer
  3. Mixing bowls
  4. Spatula
  5. Cooling rack
  6. Piping bag and star-shaped nozzle (for icing, optional)


For the Cake:

  • 65g (2.3oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 250g (9oz) baking spread, straight from the fridge
  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar
  • 250g (9oz) self-raising flour
  • 1.5 tbsp milk
  • 1 x 379g tin of Carnation caramel
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

For the Icing:

  • 150g (5.3oz) salted caramel fudge, finely chopped
  • 275g (10oz) icing sugar
  • 275g (10oz) very soft butter
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C . Grease and line your two 8-inch cake tins with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cold baking spread, caster sugar and light muscovado sugar until the mixture becomes pale and creamy.
  3. Now it’s time to add the eggs. Add One egg at a time. Beat well after each addition of eggs. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Sift in the baking powder and self-raising flour, then fold gently into the mixture. Add the milk and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Take the two cake tins and divide the batter equally between them. Smooth the tops, then bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Now insert a toothpick into the center of the cakes, if it comes out clean your cake is done.
  6. While the cakes are baking, mix the fine sea salt into the Carnation caramel.
  7. Once the cakes are baked, bring them out of the oven. Leave them in the tins for a few minutes to be cooled. Now set them on a wire rack. Wait until they cool completely.
  8. When the cakes are cool, spread a layer of the salted caramel mixture on top of one of the cakes. Then, carefully sandwich the second cake on top.
  9. For the icing, beat the very soft butter until creamy, then gradually add the icing sugar and salt. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  10. Using a spatula or piping bag, generously ice the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chopped salted caramel fudge over the icing.
  11. Slice, serve and enjoy your Mary Berry Salted Caramel Cake!

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Nutritional Value (per serving):

Calories: 420 kcal

Carbohydrates: 51g

Protein: 4g

Fat: 22g

Saturated Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 480mg

Fiber: 0.5g

Sugars: 39g


Can I use regular brown sugar instead of light muscovado sugar?

You can, but the light muscovado sugar adds a unique caramel flavor. Using it is recommended for the authentic result.

Can I make this cake in advance?

Absolutely! The cake can be made a day in advance. Just store it in an airtight container. Remember to put it in the refrigerator. Add the icing and fudge just before serving.

Do I have to use a piping bag for the icing?

No, you can simply use a spatula to spread the icing evenly if you prefer a rustic look.

Can I freeze this cake?

Yes, you can freeze the un-iced cake layers for up to three months. Thaw them before adding the caramel icing.

Can I use store-bought caramel instead of Carnation caramel?

You can, but the Carnation caramel has a perfect consistency for this recipe and adds a rich flavor.


There you have it, a mouthwatering Mary Berry Salted Caramel Cake that’s bound to impress your friends and family. The blend of caramel and sea salt creates a delightful balance of sweet and savory. So, go ahead and bake this cake to satisfy your sweet cravings or celebrate a special occasion in style. Happy baking!

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