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Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Salted caramel buttercream frosting made with homemade caramel sauce- perfect for your fall cakes and desserts.

Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting


Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1/8-1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2-3/4 cup salted caramel sauce


Salted Caramel Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the sugar on low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.

  2. Add the butter and mix until melted and combined. Making sure the butter and sugar don't separate.

  3. Once the butter has melted, gradually add the heavy cream to the mixture.

  4. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil, and allow to boil for 1 minute without stirring.

  5. Remove the caramel from the heat and stir until combined.

  6. Allow the caramel to cool until ready to use.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and salt until light and fluffy.

  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the bowl, mixing until fully incorporated.

  3. Add the caramel sauce and vanilla to the bowl, mixing until combined.

  4. If the frosting is thick, add the heavy cream until The frosting is a fluffy, smooth consistency.


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