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8 Decadent Dessert Recipes Made Better With Caramel

Ooey, gooey, buttery caramel.

11/05/2017 4:59 PM AEST | Updated 11/05/2017 4:59 PM AEST

There isn't much to dislike about caramel. It's gooey, buttery, soft, creamy, sweet (and sometimes salty), and goes perfectly in just about every dessert.

Salted caramel ice cream, caramel slice, brownies, cupcakes, cheesecake, milkshakes...

OK, let's stop teasing -- here are eight desserts made better with caramel.

1. Caramel apple brownies

From Foodie Crush.

Caramel, apple and pecan is a killer dessert combination, and these brownies show off the best of all three. With a cinnamon crumble-like base studded with fresh apple pieces and pecans, the brownies are then topped with gooey caramel and candied pecans.

Here's the recipe.

Foodie Crush

2. Chocolate fudge cake with pernod caramel cream icing

From How Sweet Eats.

A word of caution for this chocolate fudge cake: if you're on a diet, you may want to look away. Imagine a rich, gooey chocolate fudge cake, generously drizzled with Pernod-spiked caramel cream and chocolate ganache. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Get the recipe.

How Sweet Eats

3. Hazelnut and salted caramel ice cream

From Foodie Crush.

If your idea of the perfect ice cream is a creamy caramel with lots of gooey salted caramel and hazelnuts swirled through, this recipe is for you.

Try the droolworthy recipe.

Foodie Crush

4. Salted caramel apple cupcakes

From Delicious Everyday.

Marrying caramel and apple once more, these cupcakes consist of a fluffy caramel apple base, salted caramel buttercream frosting, salted caramel drizzle and apple wafers. Yep, they are "completely unapologetic in their calorific magnificence".

Here's the recipe.

Delicious Everyday

5. No-bake Snickers cheesecake

From A Saucy Kitchen.

What's cheesecake without a little bit (actually, a lot) of chocolate, peanuts and caramel? This Snickers cheesecake is decadent, devilishly good and doesn't require baking. And it's even vegan.

Get the recipe.

A Saucy Kitchen

6. Salted caramel candied pecan carmelitas

From Averie Cooks.

If you're wondering what carmelitas are, it's a beautiful hybrid of a buttery oat cookie, crumble and a caramel-filled, nutty chocolate bar. Incredible, right? And you get to bite through all the heavenly layers.

Try the caramely recipe.

Averie Cooks

7. Bourbon chai caramel milkshakes

From How Sweet Eats.

Prefer your dessert in beverage form (or perhaps to drink alongside dessert)? This milkshake is all kinds of amazing -- rich bourbon chai caramel blended with ice cream and milk, and topped with toasted marshmallows.

Here's the recipe.

How Sweet Eats

8. No-bake caramel slice

From A Saucy Kitchen.

It wouldn't be a caramel dessert feature without caramel slice, or "millionaires' shortbread". This dense, rich three-layer slice has only six ingredients and is refined sugar, dairy and grain free.

Try the recipe.

A Saucy Kitchen

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