Salted Caramel Buttercream

Southern Living

Makes about 3 cups


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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
15 caramels
1 tablespoon milk


Prep: 10 Minutes

1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 3 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

3. Melt caramels with 1 Tbsp. milk in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Fold caramel mixture into buttercream, creating swirls. (Do not completely blend.)

Created date

January 2010