Salted Caramel Frosting

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Salted caramel is my latest obsession. I cannot get enough. My sea salt and vanilla bean caramel sauce are delicious on their own, but the last time I made it, I added about 2 ounces of Jack Daniels Tennesse Honey.

salted caramel frosting recipe

Have you ever had a week where you were on a wrong day for the entire week? All week, I was a day behind. All day today, I thought that it was Wednesday. I am so confused. I never really caught up and my poor blog was neglected. Something else that did not help with productivity was that we got a new addition to our family. We adopted a 10-month-old puppy. Her name is Ginnie. She is a total and complete love. I went into Best Buy to buy a printer and came out with a dog. Next door to the Best Buy is a Petsmart. My husband and children went to the adoption tent, and by the time I got back, it was decided that we needed to take a doggie home. It did not take a lot of arm twisting. They had their eyes on a different dog, but I saw this sweet babe and knew that she was our new dog. We could not take her home that day, she needed to go back to be spayed, and I drove to Ottawa to pick her up on Monday. It was well worth the disruption in our week, but I never got it together. But you will forgive me, right?

Salted caramel is my latest obsession. I cannot get enough. My sea salt and vanillla bean caramel sauce are delicious on its own, but the last time I made it, I added about 2 ounces of Jack Daniels Tennesse Honey. It is the most perfect thing that I have ever eaten. Sweet, salty, and boozy. Usually, I am not even a whiskey fan, but on a whim, I bought a bottle of the new honey blend (must have been a rough day) and love to cook with it. And then, I got an even better idea. Add butter to it. Lots and lots of butter. And more sugar. And then add to it some cake. And then some cupcakes. Sometimes, just sometimes, I have really good ideas.

Now if you love trying new flavors, this salted caramel frosting goes wonderfully with apple cupcakes or can add a twist to our classic caramel cupcakes.

Salted Caramel Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) room temperature butter
  • 1 brick (8 ounces) room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel (homemade or store-bought, if you cannot find salted caramel, add about a teaspoon of sea salt)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
salted caramel frosting recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Cream together the butter and cream cheese.

salted caramel frosting recipe

Step 2: Pour in the salted caramel. Beat until combined.

salted caramel frosting recipe
salted caramel frosting recipe

Step 3: Slowly add the powdered sugar, and beat for a few minutes until really light and fluffy.

salted caramel frosting recipe

I used it to ice this yellow cake. This recipe makes a lot of frosting, I iced this cake and had some frosting left over. I added a few extra sprinkles of sea salt and this cake was amazing.

salted caramel frosting recipe

And it is also perfection on top of chocolate cupcakes with a little extra caramel sauce drizzle and some star glitter. The stars just make it extra fancy. I like sparkles.

salted caramel frosting recipe
salted caramel frosting recipe

Salted Caramel Frosting

bakedbree
Salted Caramel Frosting - Is there anything better than salted caramel? Well, put some in buttercream and you tell me.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 5 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sticks 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 brick 8-ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel homemade or store bought, if you cannot find salted caramel, add about a teaspoon of sea salt
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  • Pour in the salted caramel. Beat until combined.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, and beat for a few minutes until really light and fluffy.
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