Caramel Frosting Recipe
Caramel frosting is sweet and buttery, with a creamy texture. Try pairing it with your favorite cake flavor!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
- 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