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Snack Cake

This Snack Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting is perfect for cravings or when you want to whip up a quick and delicious treat just for you and your loved ones to share.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time38 minutes
cooling10 minutes
Total Time53 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snack Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 541kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net



  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • cups (187.5g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup (122.5g) whole milk, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature

Salted Caramel Buttercream

  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (250g) confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (82g) caramel topping
  • teaspoons whole milk, as needed



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8-inch square pan with butter and flour or baking spray.
  • Beat the butter at medium speed with a handheld mixer until creamy, roughly 3-4 minutes.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  • Sift together the flour, corn starch, and baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat at a low speed just until blended after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and then gently fold the beaten eggs into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool before adding the frosting.

Salted Caramel Buttercream

  • Combine the butter, sugar, salt, and caramel topping in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Start mixing on low speed until the sugar is incorporated with the butter.
  • Increase the mixing speed to high and beat until smooth and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Adjust the consistency with milk, as needed.
  • Frost the cake with the buttercream after the cake has cooled completely.


Calories: 541kcal