Does your family have a “favorite” cake?  Make this Gooey Caramel Cake and they will quickly have a “NEW” favorite cake.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Gooey Caramel Cake

Don’t you just love a cake you can make with a cake mix PLUS you don’t have to make frosting?  And that’s not even the best part.  The BEST part is this cake gooey caramel cake is…


Backyard barbecues, picnic in the park or church social.  This cake is perfect for any occasion.

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Gooey Caramel Cake

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-10-18T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 40 minutes 2017-10-18T00:40:00+00:00 Serves 15 Servings     adjust servings


  • 1 boxed yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounce bag milk chocolate coated toffee bits
  • 13.4 ounce dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
  • whipped cream (I used cool whip)
  • caramel topping (I used ice cream topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray bottom and side of a 13 x 9 -inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  3. Beat cake mix, flour, water, oil and eggs on low 30 seconds.
  4. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of the toffee bits.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Reserve 1/2 cup dulce de leche.
  8. Spoon remaining dulce de leche by the teaspoonful onto batter.
  9. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center come out clean.
  10. Drop reserved dulce de leche by the spoonful over top of cake and spread evenly.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. (NOTE: I reserved some of the toffee bits to sprinkle on each individual serving)
  12. Cool about 1 hour before serving.
  13. Top each serving with whipped cream and caramel topping.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you can't find chocolate covered toffee bits you can also use crushed chocolate-covered English toffee candy bars. This recipe was adapted from the Betty Crocker Fix with a Mix Desserts Cookbook.




Gooey Caramel Cake — 16 Comments

  1. Hi Sheryl! Popping back again to thank you so much for sharing this amazing cake (which I drool over every time I see it) and your delicious peach slush at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Hi Sheryl,
    I am still drooling over this Gooey Caramel Cake! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh my goodness! I saw these at Little Miss Celebration and the photo just jumped out at me, it was so delicious looking and I had to visit. I have pinned quite a few of your things. I think it’s about time to become a regular visitor. Thanks for sharing such beautiful recipes! Sharon

  4. Dear Sheryl, Cindy sent me over and I am so happy she did! This cake looks absolutely scrumptious! This wouldn’t last a night in my house. Blessings, Catherine

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