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Salted Caramel Buttercream

Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.)