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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Butterscotch-Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Try this creamy, butterscotch-caramel frosting on your favorite cake recipe. If you love lots of frosting, (or just want to lick the bowl) double the recipe.


Southern Living MARCH 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/4 cups
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch-caramel topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 Tbsp. milk


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

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 1 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 2 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Smucker's Special Recipe Butterscotch Caramel Flavored Topping.


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Butterscotch-Caramel Buttercream Frosting recipe