Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 5 cups

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Absolutely Delicious!

June 08, 2015
This is the best caramel frosting I've ever eaten! It has the flavor of rich homemade caramel and a texture similar to regular buttercream, just a little more firm. I used it with a homemade vanilla cake.