These salted caramel brownies are my new show-off brownies that are great for potluck and game night. I can’t recommend these brownie more! They taste amazing, I mean out of the world and ultimately fudgy, absolutely dense, rich and decadent with rich cocoa taste.
I have mentioned many times about different version of brownies, l make on Instagram. I wasn’t sure which one to share first so I did poll on Instagram and most of you voted for salted caramel brownies, so here’s the long due post. You can follow me on Instagram here.
Salted Caramel Brownies From Scratch
Usually, people use store-bought caramels (caramel toffee) for salted caramel brownies. But I thought to make it completely from scratch.
- Firstly, because salted caramel is so easy to make and you can easily make it when brownies are cooling on the wire rack.
- The ingredient for salted caramel sauce are so basic and easily available.
- And what is more important is the taste. The homemade caramel sauce is not too sweet. Absolutely balanced sweetness and delicious.
What makes these brownie better than my other brownies?
- To attain this extra dense texture, I’m not adding baking soda.
- I reduced an egg which gives more cake like texture and lifts the brownie.
- Then, I added brown sugar which is more moist and has richer taste compared to white sugar.
- For richer taste, I replaced some flour white cocoa powder and increased fat in the recipe. So that’s what you get.
- Another change is using slightly deep dish for extra thick brownie so you can dig that moist texture when you take a bite.
Tips to make moist brownie
While the recipe is simple and gives very good results.
- Use the right size of dish! I used 9×9 square dish. You can replace it by 8 x 10 rectangle dish. Fill the tray less than 1 inch deep so you don’t have very high brownie.
- Do not over mix any ingredients, this can create too much air in the batter and lift the brownie.
- Leaving an extra edges of baking paper on the sides helps you pull out brownie from the tray without any hassle.
- I still wish to warn you from over baking. Set an alarm for 25 minutes this is important because this alarm can give you best result every single time. So make that a habit.
- Remember for moist brownies, we need under baked brownie. That’s the brownie is set in Center but not dry. Since the brownie will continue to cook in hot dish we want under bake brownie.
- To check doness of your brownie: Insert a toothpick right in the centre of cake. If you see liquid on the stick. Cook for another 5 minutes. If it shows dense crumbs. Your brownie are perfectly baked. If toothpick comes out clean. Your brownie are over baked. Another tip is center will be set from top but slightly jiggly.
Tips to make Caramel Sauce
- The most important tip is that all ingredients are measured and kept with you before you begin.Than melt sugar on high heat but reduce heat as soon as it is fully melted. Then let the sugar turn light brown and add butter. Do not let sugar turn dark brown or over cook or let it smoke. Because your sauce will turn bitter in taste and will give you burnt taste.
- Use salted butter and also add extra salt for salted taste.
Brown Sugar: You can switch brown sugar with white sugar with little compromise in taste. So you use 2 cup wire sugar instead of brown.
Bitter sweet chocolate: I used dark chocolate compound for these brownie and it taste amazing. Try to use good quality chocolate for best taste. I used unsalted butter but you can use salted butter too. Skip the added salt in the brownie batter.
How to store?
- You can store these brownie room temperature for 2 days. Or keep it in fridge for 5-7 days.
- You can also freeze these brownies. Thaw them completely and heat lightly in microwave before serving. If freezing, best way would be to freeze brownie without caramel sauce. Store caramel sauce in fridge. It’ll be good for up to 20 days. Pour warm caramel sauce on warm brownies and serve.
Looking for a different brownie recipe? Check these.
- Simple Cocoa brownies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownies
- Brownie balls dipped chocolate
- Oreo Balls with condensed milk
- Chocolate Coconut balls
How to make salted caramel brownies?
Salted Caramel Brownie
- 9 x 9 inch baking tray or 8 x 10 inch baking tray.
- 2/3 cup (4 ounce) bitter sweet chocolate , (100 grams)
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, (170 grams)
- 1 cup powdered sugar, (138 grams)
- 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed, (200 grams )
- 3 egg
- ¾ cup cocoa powder, (70 gram)
- 1 cup flour, (114 grams)
For Salted Caramel sauce
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoon salted butter, (60 grams)
- 6 tablespoon cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or less
- Preheat oven at 350 F and line a 9 x 9 inch or 8 x 10 inch baking tray with baking paper.
- In a heavy bottom pan on low heat, melt butter and chocolate.
- Whisk in brown sugar and white sugar.
- Transfer the mix to a mixing bowl. Add eggs, salt. Whisk lightly until combined.
- Sift flour and cocoa powder in the bowl and incorporate with help of a spatula. The mixture will very thick now.
- Transfer the brownie batter to the baking tray.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is just set. Test by inserting a toothpick after 25 minutes. If you see liquid batter on it. Cook for another 5 minutes. If you see goey crumbles on toothpick. Immediately remove the brownie from oven and let it cool.
For caramel sauce
- In a heavy bottomed pan melt sugar on high heat until melted.
- Reduce heat and keep stirring until color changes to light brown.
- Immediately add butter. B careful as this can cause splutters.
- Keep stirring.As soon as the butter is completely melted add cream and salt.
- Turn off heat and keep stirring until the sauce stops bubbling.
- Spread warm sauce on the brownie in the tray.
- Let the caramel sauce set on the brownie.
- Then, remove brownie from tray and slice into 2 x 2 inch squares.