Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Brownies

gluten free sugar cube brownies

I’m excited to announce the most delicious brownie recipe on the planet: Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Sugar Cube Brownies, adapted from the Sugar Cube food cart here in Portland. This is the first recipe featured on my collaboration with EYES + EDGE, so you can find the recipe and read all about it over there. I’d highly recommend making them ASAP. No joke.


gluten free sugar cube brownies

Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 brownies
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend (ie. Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon fleur de sel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, scraped
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 6-8 oz. store-bought salted caramel sauce
  • fleur de sel, for topping
  1. Spray an 8×8” baking pan with cooking oil, and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper (it’s ok if the paper sticks out and over). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flours, cocoa powder and salt into a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter on low-medium speed with a hand-held or stand mixer until creamy.
  4. Add the sugars, beating until they are well incorporated.
  5. Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean, then beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one is added.
  6. Add the sifted dry ingredients, beating until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Heat about ½ cup of the caramel in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, and drizzle on top of batter. Sprinkle on some fleur de sel (you can add more later, post-bake), and bake on the middle rack for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Once cooled and cut into 9 pieces or however you desire, add a bit more heated caramel sauce and fleur de sel, just to top it off and make it that much more amazing.
  10. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Ta-da!



  1. says

    Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors right now, and combine that with brownies… heavenly. I can’t wait to try out this recipe!
    Great interview!I think if I had one ingredient to bake with for the rest of my life, it would definitely be peanut butter too. Maybe caramel.. maybe.


    • thebakingbird says

      Have you tried the salted caramel from TJ’s? That’s what I used on these, it’s great and affordable. You’ll definitely love these.

      And thank you! I’m glad you agree with peanut butter. Peanut butter and caramel is a great combination. :)

  2. Virginia from Virginia says

    I just ran into your site a couple days ago, and can I just say that everything you make looks so delicious?! Also love the photography. Makes me want to visit Portland!

    • thebakingbird says

      Hi Virginia!

      Wow, such a nice compliment. Thank you so much for stopping by! And please let me know what you end up making ;) You should come visit!

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