Salted Caramel Frosting

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Pair your favorite cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. A pinch of sea salt sets this frosting apart from other caramel frostings.

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


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

Preparation

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