Caramel Frosting

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Top your favorite cupcakes, cookies, or cake with this rich, creamy Caramel Frosting that's made with caramel candies. 


This recipe goes with Coconut-Pecan Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 4 1/2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes


  • 1 (4-oz.) package caramels
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. 1. Microwave caramels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Let cool until lukewarm (about 30 minutes).
  2. 2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with caramel mixture, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
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