The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Sweet, creamy and delicious, our The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting tastes great on nearly every type of cake, cupcake or cookie.

Caramel is good in candy. Caramel is good on popcorn.  Caramel is good in ice cream.  And our The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting is good on cake, cupcakes and cookies.  Extremely good!  If you are looking for a rich. buttery and easy to make homemade buttercream frosting … you’ve come to the right place.

Ingredients for Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

To make the Caramel base for The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting you will need Brown Sugar, Milk and Butter.

Melt the butter and stir until combined

In heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk. 

Stir the mixture until the butter is dissolved

Cook and stir over a low heat until the brown sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted.

Increase heat and bring to a low boil

Increase the heat to medium.  Do not stir. 

Caramel ready to be taken off the burner

Cook for 3-6 minutes until either bubbles form in the center of the pan or the mixture turns amber. For us, that is usually around 3 minutes.

Remove the caramel from the pan and cool

Remove from the caramel mixture from the heat and transfer it to a bowl.  Cool to room temperature.  

Add caramel to powered sugar in a mixing bowl

Once the caramel mixture has cooled, add it to a mixing bowl with the powdered sugar.

Mix until the correct consistency

Gradually mix until the frosting is combined and the desired consistency. Add milk, a teaspoon at a time, if the frosting is too thick. 

How much Salted Caramel Frosting will you need?

How much frosting will you need?  That always depends on how thick or thin you apply the frosting or how much decorating you do but here are a couple of guidelines. Our recipe should make enough The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting to cover a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake or a two-layer 8″ cake.  If you are making cupcakes, you should be able to frost 24 cupcakes if you apply the frosting with a knife.  If you swirl on the frosting with a pastry bag like we have done here, you should be able to frost 15-18 cupcakes depending on the size of the swirl.

The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Sweet, buttery caramel in a creamy buttercream frosting – this truly is The Best Caramel Frosting we’ve ever tasted.  

The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting

The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting

The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Yield 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Sweet, creamy and delicious, our The Best Caramel Buttercream Frosting tastes great on nearly every type of cake, cupcake or cookie.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk.
  2. Cook and stir over a low heat until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Increase the heat to medium. Do not stir.
  4. Cook for 3-6 minutes until either bubbles form in the center of the pan or the mixture turns amber.
  5. Remove from the heat and transfer the caramel mixture to a small bowl.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Add caramel mixture to a mixer.
  8. Gradually mix in powdered sugar until combined, creamy and the correct consistency.

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