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Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies

Cornish sea salted caramel brownies

Salted caramel and brownies are two of my favourite things, so what could be better than combining them both? Not much as it turns out. Read on to find out how to make this divine recipe for Cornish sea salted caramel brownies.

Two splendid Cornish products came into play with these Cornish sea salted caramel brownies. They were, in large part, responsible for these delectable treats. I muscled in on a Twitter conversation between Cornish Sea Salt and Rodda’s  just when pictures of sea salted brownies were being shown. Well that was it, I had to make some. So I did, a few weeks ago now.

Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies

I pretty much used the same recipe as I did for the Marmite Caramel Brownies I came up with last year, but the method was different and obviously I didn’t use Marmite. I wanted to make a brownie batter using a rich dark chocolate so as to make a good foil for the sweet salted caramel. Rather than sandwiching the caramel as I’d done previously, I decided to swirl it through the batter.

Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies

There’s no way to describe these brownies other than sublime. The caramel, which had honey notes, was perfectly salted. It created a squidgy interior to the brownie with a chewy toffee crust. Despite their deliciousness, CT and I weren’t able to eat them all at one sitting and they lasted us over the next few days. By this time they had taken on the consistency of fudge – two for the price of one. My oh my!

Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownie with Cornish custard.

I served these Cornish sea salted caramel brownies with Rodda’s clotted cream custard. It happened to go perfectly, both when the brownies were warm and when they were cold. Despite the rugged terrain and unpredictable weather, we’re quite a decadent lot in Cornwall.

Other Brownie Recipes You Might Like

If these aren’t enough to tempt you, head over to my Bake up a Brownie board on Pinterest. You’re bound to find some inspiration there.

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I’m sending these Cornish sea salted caramel brownies off to Javelin Warrior for his Made with Love Monday. They also go to Emily over at A Mummy Too for her #recipeoftheweek.

Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies – The Recipe

Cornish sea salted caramel brownies
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Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies

If you like sweet and salt together you will love these brownies.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: American, Cornish
Keyword: baking, brownies, chocolate, easy
Servings: 12 slices


  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cornish sea salt
  • 90 g caster sugar
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g dark chocolate 85%
  • 200 g dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • 95 g self-raising flour
  • 5 g cocoa powder


Salted Caramel

  • Melt the honey and salt in a pan over a medium heat, then slowly add the sugar and leave for a few minutes to melt and lightly caramelise.
  • Heat the cream in another pan to just about boiling.
  • When the sugar has reached a golden caramel colour, add the cream, standing well back in case of spitting. Stir vigourously and continue to cook for a few minutes until the caramel is thick and golden but still liquid. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.


  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a large pan over low heat.
  • Remove from the heat, add the sugar and stir. Beat in the eggs one by one, then sift in the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until just combined, then pour the mixture into a 20 cm square mould (line as appropriate).
  • Spoon the cooled caramel over the top, then swirl the mixture around to create a ripple effect - it will look very liquid at this point, but don't worry.
  • Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes until well risen with only a slight wobble. Scatter a large pinch of Cornish sea salt flakes over the top.


Many thanks to Cornish Sea Salt for sending me a tub of their new flakes to try out and to Rodda’s for the custard. You can see my review of these products on the Cornish Cornucopia post.


  1. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    7th April 2014 at 6:53 pm

    These sound divine!!! And they look so moist…. Total decadence! I am not sure they would last more than an hour in our house!

    • Choclette

      7th April 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Sometimes total decadence is just what is needed Kate 😉

  2. Kate Hackworthy

    7th April 2014 at 7:23 pm

    These sound amazing! And I’ll have to make the marmite brownies for my husband’s birthday.

    • Choclette

      7th April 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kate, the Marmite brownies were soooo good, but TBH so were these 🙂

  3. Suzy Bowler

    7th April 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Right then! I’d better make them.

    • Choclette

      8th April 2014 at 10:47 am

      I think you better had Suzy.

  4. Javelin Warrior

    7th April 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Wow, these texture of these brownies looks perfect, Choclette! So moist and almost gooey. And salted caramel with chocolate is one of the best combos on the planet. So delicious…

  5. Nayna Kanabar

    7th April 2014 at 7:55 pm

    These look drool worthy and so delectable.

  6. Feisty Tapas

    7th April 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Oh my word, if only I could reach into the screen and grab one. The moment I hear salted caramel I need to eat some, pronto!

  7. Vohn's Vittles

    7th April 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Wow – they sound amazing! I am drooling. x

  8. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

    8th April 2014 at 12:18 am

    These look dangerous, but in a good way! Not sure if I can get hold of duck eggs but I am sure they will still be good with regular eggs! 😉

  9. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    8th April 2014 at 6:27 am

    I love anything salted caramel. They look amazing.

  10. Angie Schneider

    8th April 2014 at 9:28 am

    These look insanely delicious!

  11. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    8th April 2014 at 10:24 am

    I have yet to cook with salted caramel. Sad right. I look at these with serious envy.

  12. Gloria Baker

    8th April 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I love these brownies especially with the salted caramel!

  13. Alison

    9th April 2014 at 4:48 am

    Oh yum, can I have some please? They look gorgeous

  14. Jacqueline Meldrum

    9th April 2014 at 11:53 am

    Oh wow they look good. How depressing that I can’t reach in and have one!

  15. Sylvia F.

    14th April 2014 at 11:43 am

    Wow, they look scruptious! I love brownies and salted caramel. It’s definetely winning combo for me 😉

  16. politelybeingme

    20th April 2014 at 7:10 pm

    wow, your blog is really amazing! this is like heaven to me, as i’m a major chocolate fan!


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