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Salted Caramel Frosting

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes 5 cups
Pair your favorite cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. A pinch of sea salt sets this frosting apart from other caramel frostings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 2 ingredients to a rolling boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly.

  2. Stir in cream, and return to a boil; remove from heat. Pour into bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium speed, using whisk attachment; beat 7 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately. Sprinkle frosted cake with sea salt.