The one and only recipe you’ll ever need for Salted Caramel Frosting. This buttercream recipe is perfectly balanced, incredibly delicious and can be used for just about everything! I make my caramel frosting with sweet dulce de leche caramel, which is a richer and thicker version of caramel than regular caramel sauce. And make sure to check out more of my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ series!
This caramel frosting recipe will frost an 8-inch cake, or 24 cupcakes.
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All the Caramel!
Salted caramel frosting is all about the caramel! I use dulce de leche for this recipe, making it really rich and flavorful. Dulce de leche is sweetened condensed milk that has been cooked in the sealed can, resulting in a thick caramel paste. Although you can make your own, I recommend purchasing it already pre-made from your local grocery store. You can also use my home-made caramel sauce for this recipe. Just place the caramel into the refrigerator to set overnight, then use in this recipe! Get the recipe: https://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/caramel-sauce/
Where to Use It!
This caramel buttercream recipe is great for so many cakes and desserts! I use it for cake creations like my ‘Almond Roca Cake‘. It goes well with vanilla and chocolate cake, or even as a filling for macarons!
Check out so of my other recipes using this delicious frosting recipe! You’re sure to enjoy these!
- Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes – rich chocolate cake with salted caramel and toffee bit!
- Coffee Caramel Macaron Cake – a giant macaron stacked like a cake with this frosting!
- Caramel Pumpkin Cake – the best fall cake with pumpkin cake layers and homemade caramel sauce!
- Chocolate Caramel Cream Puffs – the most decadent profiteroles with caramel filling, toffee bits and gold leaf!
- Coffee Caramel Macarons – my favorite flavor! These coffee cookies are filled with caramel!
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