Salted Caramel Frosting

Salted Caramel Frosting

Hey there, sweet tooth aficionados! Brace yourselves for a decadent delight that will elevate your cakes, cupcakes, and desserts to a whole new level of deliciousness. Introducing our Salted Caramel Frosting, a luscious blend of rich caramel flavor with a hint of sea salt, guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Get ready to indulge in a symphony of sweet and salty goodness!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Caramelize the sugar: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the granulated sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula. Continue cooking until the sugar melts and turns a deep amber color, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the butter and cream: Carefully add the unsalted butter to the caramelized sugar, stirring until melted and well combined. Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring constantly. Be careful, as the mixture will bubble up vigorously.

Simmer and cool: Allow the caramel mixture to simmer for another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. The caramel should thicken further as it cools.

Prepare the frosting base: In a mixing bowl, beat the cooled caramel mixture with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Adjust the consistency by adding more powdered sugar if needed.


Frost your treats: Once your cakes, cupcakes, or desserts are cooled, generously spread or pipe the salted caramel frosting on top. Feel free to get creative with your decorations!

Garnish and enjoy: For an extra touch of indulgence, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of the frosting just before serving. This will enhance the salted caramel flavor and add a delightful crunch.

There you have it, folks! A heavenly Salted Caramel Frosting that's sure to elevate any dessert to new heights of deliciousness. Whether you're topping a birthday cake, frosting cupcakes, or simply indulging in a spoonful straight from the bowl, this sweet and salty delight is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. So go ahead, treat yourself to a taste of caramel perfection!