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Caramel Frosting Recipe

Lil' Luna
Caramel frosting is sweet and buttery, with a creamy texture. Try pairing it with your favorite cake flavor!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 6655 kcal


  • 12 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping


  • Add the butter to a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, 1/4 cup of cream, and the salt.
  • Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the caramel mixture begins to bubble and simmer. Simmer two minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Pour the caramel into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • After the caramel has cooled, add 3 cups of powdered sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup of heavy cream, and mix until smooth.
  • Add additional powdered sugar as needed to make a frosting that is smooth, with a buttercream consistency.


Calories: 6655kcalCarbohydrates: 1300gProtein: 6gFat: 180gSaturated Fat: 114gCholesterol: 525mgSodium: 2912mgPotassium: 663mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1201gVitamin A: 6049IUCalcium: 451mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Caramel Frosting
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